WHO Guidelines: Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

15 May 2019
Source: WHO

The WHO Guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia provide evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia and, with one new case every three seconds, the number of people with dementia is set to triple by 2050. The increasing numbers of people with

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UK researchers find hearing aids and cataract surgery slow rates of cognitive decline

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24 October 2018
Source: Workplace daily briefing

Optometry Today reports UK researchers have highlighted the impact of hearing and visual aids on rates of age-related mental decline. A study published in PLOS One found that the pace of cognitive decline was halved in individuals following cataract surgery, while research in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that mental deterioration lowered by 75% following the adoption of hearing

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Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: Thinner retinas are an early sign of cognitive decline

26 July 2018
Source: Moorfields

Researchers from Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (UCL IoO) have found that thinner retinas in the human eye are a clear sign a person is at significant and increased risk of future mental decline. This breakthrough study co-authored by Prof Paul Foster, Professor of Glaucoma Studies  at UCL IoO and Moorfields, and Mr Praveen Patel, consultant ophthalmic surgeon

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