Mild deafness may harm your memory and spike your risk of dementia

Columbia University experts looked at 6,451 adults with an average age of 59. They found that for every 10 decibels decrease in hearing, there was a significant fall in cognitive ability.
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By KIP SULLIVAN The notion that hospital readmission rates are a “quality” measure reached the status of conventional wisdom by the late 2000s. In their 2007 and 2008 reports to Congress, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) recommended that Congress authorize a program that would punish hospitals for “excess readmissions” of Medicare fee-for-service (FFS) enrollees. In 2010, Congress accepted MedPAC’s recommendation and, in Section 3025 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (p. 328), ordered the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to start the Hospital Readmissions Red...
Source: The Health Care Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Health Policy Medicare ACA Affordable Care Act hospital readmissions Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program HRRP Kip Sullivan Medicaid MedPAC Source Type: blogs
A recent study concludes that wearing hearing aids is associated with later onset of dementia and a reduced risk of anxiety, depression, and falls.
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A study of more than 4,000 hearing-impaired people by the University of Exeter found those who wore the amplifiers performed better on memory and attention tests.
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Shanshan Zhang1, Dongli Yuan2 and Ge Tan1* 1Department of Neurology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China 2The Institute of Medical Information, Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, China Primary systemic vasculitis can affect every structure in both the central and peripheral nervous system, causing varied neurological manifestations of neurological dysfunction. Early recognition of the underlying causes of the neurological symptoms can facilitate timely treatment and improve the prognosis. This review highlights the clinical manifestations of primary systemic vasc...
Source: Frontiers in Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Conditions:   Primary Progressive Aphasia;   Mild Cognitive Impairment;   Frontotemporal Dementia Interventions:   Device: Anodal tDCS + vSTM therapy;   Device: Sham + short-term memory therapy Sponsors:   Johns Hopkins University;   National Institutes of Health (NIH);   National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD);   Johns Hopkins Science of Learning Institute Not yet recruiting
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Source: Neurological Sciences - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Susac syndrome is a rare condition presumed to be immune-mediated occlusion of small arterial vasculature principally of the brain, inner ear, and retina. Clinically the syndrome manifests as a pathognomonic triad of encephalopathy, hearing loss, and branch retinal artery occlusion. Early recognition and diagnosis is important as delayed treatment may be profound and result in deafness, blindness, dementia and other neurological deficits. The plethora of imaging technology, including magnetic resonance imaging, retinal fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography (OCT) and OCT-angiography allows deeper and more di...
Source: Survey of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Major review Source Type: research
Susac syndrome is a rare condition presumed to be immune-mediated occlusion of small arterial vasculature principally of the brain, inner ear, and retina. Clinically, the syndrome manifests as a pathognomonic triad of encephalopathy, hearing loss, and branch retinal artery occlusion. Early recognition and diagnosis is important as delayed treatment may be profound and result in deafness, blindness, dementia, and other neurological deficits. The plethora of imaging technology, including magnetic resonance imaging, retinal fluorescein angiography, optical coherence tomography, and optical coherence tomography angiography, al...
Source: Survey of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Major review Source Type: research
Conclusion: Neurosyphilis victimized several notorious composers. It can be argued that neurosyphilis was a major source of inspiration as well, being responsible for the genesis of musical masterpieces.RESUMO Atrav és da história, a neurossífilis vitimou milhares de pessoas, incluindo compositores clássicos, com uma grande gama de manifestações. Métodos: Seis artigos com descrições de compositores com possível neurossífilis foram revisados. Resultados: Neurossífilis é um diagnóstico possível p ara compositores como Bee...
Source: Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
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