Title Hearing aids slow dementia by '75%', new study finds Media name/outlet The Telegraph Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 11/10/18 Description Wearing a hearing aid can slow the progress of dementia by up to 75 per cent, according to a new study.
Scientists believe that keeping older people engaged and active by adopting the devices can significantly reduce age-related cognitive decline.
They followed the progress of 2,040 individuals between 1996 and 2014, asking them to complete word memory tests at various stages and monitoring the rate of decline before and after getting a hearing aid.
The research team found that while the aids did not halt or reverse cognitive decline, they slowed it down by three-quarters, meanwhile in a separate group of 2,068 who underwent cataract surgery, decline slowed by around half.
URL https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/10/11/hearing-aids-slow-dementia-75-new-study-finds/ Persons Piers Dawes, Asri Maharani Title Hearing aids and cataract surgery may prevent dementia: 'Exciting' research shows the treatments halt the rate of cognitive decline by up to 75% Media name/outlet Mail Online Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 11/10/18 Description Dementia could be prevented by simply wearing a hearing aid or having surgery to improve eyesight, two major research studies have suggested.
While no drug has yet been created to prevent the deterioration of mental faculties, undergoing cataract surgery was found to halve the rate of cognitive decline in a study of more than 5,000 people.
Wearing a hearing aid had an even bigger effect, reducing the decline in memory and thinking skills by more than 75 per cent.
URL https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6267037/Hearing-aids-cataract-surgery-prevent-dementia.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490 Persons Piers Dawes, Asri Maharani
Title Hearing aids and ops for cataracts ‘slows rate of memory loss by up to three quarters’ Media name/outlet The Sun Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 12/10/18 Description HEARING aids and cataract surgery can slow down the rate of memory loss by up to three quarters, according to a new study.
Researchers found cognitive decline - which affects memory and thinking skills - is slowed after patient's hearing and sight are improved.
URL https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7476079/hearing-aids-slow-memory-loss/ Persons Piers Dawes, Asri Maharani
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