AAIC 2017: Sensory functions identified as risk factors for cognitive decline

Written by Rosalind Hill, Future Science Group

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (WI, USA) have identified a link between hearing loss, verbal fluency and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), a condition that can be a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Taylor Fields, a doctoral student in the Neuroscience Training Program at the University, and colleagues used data from the 783 individuals enrolled in the Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention (WRAP) study group. The participants had a parental history of AD and underwent a series of tests to evaluate their ability to remember, process and learn information. They self-reported whether they had...

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