More on Statistical Link Between Hearing Loss and Dementia and / or MCI (Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders)


Analysis of data from the Singapore Longitudinal Aging Study has confirmed the widely reported association between hearing impairment and an increased likelihood of developing dementia and / or mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

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Heywood, R. Gao, Q. [and] Nyunt, MSZ. [et al] (2017). Hearing loss and risk of mild cognitive impairment and dementia: findings from the Singapore Longitudinal Ageing Study. Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders. April 19th 2017; 43(5-6): pp.259-268.

Concerning Visual Impairment and Dementia…

Research by the College of Optometrists on the association between visual impairment and dementia came to attention again recently: although this NIHR report was published earlier in September 2016.

About Dementia and Elderly Care News

Dementia and Elderly Care News. Wolverhampton Medical Institute: WMI. (jh)
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