Funding for this research was provided by:
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD Award W81XWH-13-2-0095)
Received: 28 October 2019
Accepted: 2 December 2019
First Online: 12 December 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Institutional review board approval for brain donation was obtained through the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center CTE program and the Bedford Veterans’ Affairs hospital. Institutional review board approval for post-mortem review of clinical records, family member interviews and neuropathological analysis was obtained through Boston University School of Medicine. Consent for tissue donations was attained from the subject or a family member and is part of a larger brain bank collaboration (VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank, ExternalRef removed).
: All authors have read the manuscript and consent to publication of this study.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.