Tag: hearing impairment

Managing “Sundowning”

Sundowning is a common condition, or syndrome, among people with dementia, and is associated with some adverse outcomes, such as institutionalization, faster cognitive worsening, and greater caregiver burden, according to a study published in Frontiers in Medicine online Dec. 27, 2016. It is characterized by the worsening or emergence of

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Most Common Health Problems in Elderly People

Certain conditions or disorders can develop as we age that impact our quality of life and ability to live independently. Here, we take a look at the most common health problems in elderly people—conditions always worth monitoring.

Osteoarthritis: Sometimes called “wear and tear” arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by a loss of

Hearing Loss Treatment Can Improve Mental Health

Hearing loss, particularly in older age, has a significant impact on those who experience it, in terms of their overall health and functioning, and can lead to cognitive impairment, dementia and depression, according to Frank R. Lin, MD, PhD, Center on Aging and Health at Johns Hopkins Medical in Baltimore,

Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Suspect in Hearing Loss

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating, chronic, inflammatory disease, afflicts one percent of the U.S. population, but the toll it exacts is devastating. The disease can affect not just bones and joints, but organs, including the heart, lung, skin, and eyes, as well as the auditory system, with the resultant psychological

Are You Suffering from Sensory Loss?

You may be resigned to the fact you need reading glasses, and don’t hear as well as you used to—but for many older adults, sensory loss goes beyond these obvious examples. In fact, the first study to measure the full spectrum of age-related damage to all five senses suggests that

Hearing Loss May Raise Mortality Risk

A new study (JAMA Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Sept. 24) links hearing loss to a higher risk of death, with those who have the greatest hearing impairment at the greatest risk of death. Researchers looked at 1,666 adults age 70 and older: all had undergone hearing tests, and

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