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Taking care of your hearing and vision slows cognitive decline by 50-75%

In Mental Health by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

As we age many of us have to deal with declining vision and hearing. In fact, age related hearing loss affects one in three, over 65 and half of seniors 75 and older. Similarly, vision is a major issue for many of us as we age, with 12 % of Americans 65 to 74 years of age reporting vision loss having vision loss.  These issues affect how we interact with the world, but did you know that your …

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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

In Family and Relationships, Health, Mental Health by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

How much do you know about Alzheimer’s Disease? If you don’t know a lot about this brain disease, then November is the time to learn more. November has been designated National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, and if you want to discover more about this disease, or find resources for yourself or a loved one, this is the perfect time. Want to learn how to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s Disease? Treating your hearing loss is actually …

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Is Your Mood Connected to Hearing Loss?

In Health, hearing health, hearing loss, hearing loss causes, Lifestyle, Mental Health, Research by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Most people don’t realize how intricately linked your sense of hearing is to other parts of your life. When hearing loss is left untreated it takes a large toll on our total health affecting everything from coordination to quality of life to mental health. Hearing loss has long been linked to increased risk of depression, anxiety and even dementia. Now, research is underway to see if hearing loss is linked to the neurotransmitter dopamine and …