Just watched a bunch of amazing results on alzheimers and stroke with etanercept injections into cerebral spinal fluid on this site: http://www.nrimed.com/
Can't find much on it as treatment for TBI and diffuse axonal damage, but I have found enough to make me feel that it should be helpful.
So I am asking if anyone on this forum has investigated this option.
Have a look at the videos. They are incredible.
Scientific papers are available with them. The treatment, according to Wikipedia, for Alzheimers maintenance is somewhere in region of $10,000 to $40,000 (but that may be some years back, and, if the injury is not due to ongoing trauma, then maybe a once only would be enough.
There are problems in patenting of the intervention, which is a kind of gene-therapy one, so there will be resistance by big business to making this available at lesser costs after patents run out because it is not defined strictly as a drug - or so is my understanding (after an hour and a half of rapid reading and watching.) But governments that make such a fuss about the cost of dementia to societies with aging populations could probably close down thousands of nursing homes if they subsidised this stuff.
In Europe there are ways around gene-therapy patents.
Anyway, hope to hear comments.