Tag Archives: ‘cognitive

Slight hearing loss linked to cognitive decline in new study

Studies in recent years have shown that cognitive impairment and hearing loss are strongly linked. But for the first time, a new study found that cognition may be impacted even when hearing loss is slight.  Untreated hearing loss in older adults shouldbe taken as seriously as hearing loss inchildren, Golub said. Typically, adults who can’t hear sounds… Read More »

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

Dehydration can cause headaches and several physiological issues, and older adults are most at risk of experiencing it. Does it also affect cognitive function, however? And might overhydration also affect mental performance? Share on PinterestRecent research set out to reveal whether or not hydration levels can affect cognitive performance in older adults. Dehydration can cause… Read More »

Model Predicts Cognitive Decline Due to Alzheimer’s Up to Two Years Out

Researchers hope the system can zero in on the right patients to enroll in clinical trials, to speed discovery of drug treatments. By Rob Matheson A new model developed at MIT can help predict if patients at risk for Alzheimer’s disease will experience clinically significant cognitive decline due to the disease, by predicting their cognition… Read More »