Poor Eyesight in Older Individuals Linked to Dementia

Older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at an increased risk of dementia. The corresponding study was published in Aging and Mental Health

“This study is among the first to evaluate the association between sight problems and cognitive outcomes in older adults through a comprehensive examination of all available population-based studies in English. Our findings add to the growing evidence that fading eyesight is a risk factor for developing dementia,” said lead author, Associate Professor Beibei Xu, from the Medical Informatics Center, at Peking University. 

“Although the reasons behind this remain unclear, it suggests that diagnosing and treating eye conditions may be beneficial — both to improve a person’s quality of life and also to…

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