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Seeking Hearing Loss Treatment Could Help Prevent or Delay Dementia

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

It’s common to become forgetful as we grow old. In our mid-40s to 50 our cognitive function starts to slow down a bit. However, if you find yourself becoming increasingly forgetful or having issues completing processes that you’ve done for years, it could signal dementia. Dementia is a neurodegenerative condition that affects two or more brain functions such as your thinking, memory, or language.  It is estimated that approximately 24 million people have dementia today, with 4·6 …

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Know Alzheimer’s Disease: Treat Hearing Loss in September during World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's, Health, hearing health, hearing loss, Hearing Tests by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, and so our attention draws to Alzheimer’s Disease, a devastating cognitive disorder with mysterious causes. Although more and more research is being devoted to this condition, many of the causes remain elusive to scientists. The symptoms are well known, as is the degenerative nature of the disorder. And we have yet to discover a cure or a failsafe preventative measure to protect ourselves and our loved ones from the disease. …

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Comorbidities of Hearing Loss

In Dementia & Alzheimer's, Family and Relationships, Health, hearing loss, hearing loss causes, Hearing Loss Impact, Hearing Loss Treatment by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Comorbidities is an intimidating-sounding term that is used to indicate when a health condition has other health concerns that often manifest alongside it. A testament to how all the systems in the body are connected, the frequency of comorbidities is often an indicator of cause and effect relationships in one’s health.  Hearing loss can seem like such a singular health concern it can be hard to understand that, like many other chronic health conditions, it …

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September is World Alzheimer’s Month

In Dementia & Alzheimer's by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

This month, let’s take a moment to acknowledge a condition that affects many people, either personally or through someone they love: Alzheimer’s disease. As we know, this condition is the most common form of dementia, a more general term for cognitive dysfunction that afflicts 50 million people worldwide. Alzheimer’s disease occurs most frequently later in life, but the “early onset” form of the condition can begin among people under the age of 65. The general …