As Hearing Fades with Age, Dementia Risk May Rise

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Conditions:   Hearing Loss, Sensorineural;   Dementia of Alzheimer Type;   Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment Interventions:   Device: High level of signal manipulation;   Device: Low level of signal manipulation Sponsors:   Northwestern University;   National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) Not yet recruiting
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In this study, by adenovirus-mediated delivery and inducible transgenic mouse models, we demonstrate the proliferation of both HCs and SCs by combined Notch1 and Myc activation in in vitro and in vivo inner ear adult mouse models. These proliferating mature SCs and HCs maintain their respective identities. Moreover, when presented with HC induction signals, reprogrammed adult SCs transdifferentiate into HC-like cells both in vitro and in vivo. Finally, our data suggest that regenerated HC-like cells likely possess functional transduction channels and are able to form connections with adult auditory neurons. Epige...
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Irene Taylor Brodsky's doc reveals her deaf son's triumph and her deaf dad's Alzheimer's challenges ... "If you told my dad 50 years ago that there would be this tool that would allow him to hear, ...
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Today I learned an important lesson. But first, let me tell you how I cured a neighbor of Alzheimer's.By Bob DeMarcoAlzheimer's Reading RoomOh happy day. I just learnedfor the first time ever that someone in the Pines finally listened to me.I live in a community where there are a lot of people over 80 years old.The simple statistics tell me thatone in every three will suffer from dementia. If they live long enough,one in every two.Those are the odds.13 Things Every Alzheimer's Caregiver Needs to KnowFor some reason when a person starts showing signs of dementia here, and I suggest they get a full blown evaluation and full ...
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Diminished hearing can quickly isolate a person. It ’s exhausting to focus on the minutia of a conversation just to ensure processing the important points. It takes concentration, focus and considerable energy!By Elaine C PereiraAlzheimer's Reading RoomMy mother, Elizabeth Ward whose story is profiled in my memoirI Will Never Forget, died from Alzheimer ’s in 2011.If the ravages of brain cell gobbling Alzheimer ’s Disease weren’t enough, she was also stone deaf from Meniere’s Disease.How to Listen to an Alzheimer's PatientSubscribe to the Alzheimer's Reading RoomEmail:Meniere ’s is a dis...
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What's the Number One reason people say they don't wear hearing aids? Cost. A single hearing aid costs between $3000 and $4000 and most people with age- or noise-related hearing loss need two. Medicare does not cover hearing aids -- even for people who are profoundly deaf -- nor do most private insurance plans. Medicaid may provide hearing aids for children up to a certain age, but not often for adults. If you're in your 40s or 50s, you may think this post doesn't apply to you. But more than 50 percent of those with hearing loss are under the age of 60. Untreated hearing loss can lead to more severe hearing loss as y...
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BACKGROUND: Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may present as the typical amnestic clinical syndrome ("Amnestic"), or atypically as posterior cortical atrophy with primary visual deficits ("Visual") or logopenic primary progressive aphasia with primary language impairment ("Aphasic"). Few studies have directly compared structural brain characteristics among these variants of Alzheimer’s disease. OBJECTIVE: We hypothesize hippocampal volumes will be smaller in the Amnestic group compared to the Aphasic and Visual groups, reflecting poorer memory performance. METHODS: Seventy-seven Amnestic pa...
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(NEW YORK) — Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat” probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82. Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. Sacks had announced in February 2015 that he was terminally ill with a rare eye cancer that had spread to his liver. As a practicing neurologist, Sacks looked at some of his patients with a writer’s eye and found publishing gold. In his best-selling 1985 book, he described a m...
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