Why wearing a hearing aid like the Queen could cut the risk of developing dementia
The Queen was pictured driving to church at Sandringham wearing a discreet red hearing aid in her right ear. She follows the lead of Prince Philip, who began wearing hearing aids in 2014.
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It is important for clinicians to discuss care strategies with dementia patients and their families. This new tool offers more precise prediction regarding life expectancy to inform these discussions.Medscape Medical News
Hearing loss is the largest modifiable risk factor for developing dementia, exceeding that of smoking, high blood pressure, lack of exercise and social isolation.
Conclusions Findings indicated that visual aids (a) improved the decision-making capacity of individuals with dementia in comprehending medical information, employing supportive reasons, and relating this information to his or her own situation and (b) contain the potential for judges who majored or are majoring in speech-language pathology to reach a stronger consensus when determining the decision-making capacity of individuals with dementia. PMID: 31869247 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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CONCLUSIONS: Use of HAs is associated with delayed diagnosis of AD, dementia, depression, anxiety, and injurious falls among older adults with HL. Although we have shown an association between use of HAs and reduced risk of physical and mental decline, randomized trials are needed to determine whether, and to what extent, the relationship is causal. The Study in Context: Hearing aids, by reducing cognitive load, can improve brain function in persons with hearing loss 46.7 million Americans have Alzheimer’s Disease brain pathology today, so it’s urgent to prevent or at least delay progression to clinical disea...
Studies have linked hearing loss to brain health and memory issues.
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DISCUSSION: In the future, managers and employees in acute care hospitals will be able to find a wide range of suggestions in comprehensive guidelines from the iso-Institute on the modular implementation of dementia-sensitive hospitals, which is backed up by tried and tested and effective aids to action, instruments, process descriptions, etc. The guidelines will also be available in the form of a comprehensive list of recommendations. PMID: 31628614 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]