Combined vision and hearing loss could double risk of dementia

Written by Heather Jones (Future Science Group)

A study published in Neurology investigating the effects of visual and hearing impairment on the onset of dementia has revealed that losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later. “Depending on the degree of hearing or vision loss, losing function in your senses can be distressing and have an impact on your daily life,” commented study author JinHyeong Jhoo (Kangwon National University School of Medicine, Republic of Korea). “But our study results suggest losing both may be of particular concern.” The study enrolled 6520 individuals aged between 58 and 101,...

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