Conclusory Opinion: Dr. Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
The sensory measurement of 1,884 seniors (average age 66.7) was tested to see if there was a link between low sensory readings and cognitive impairment.
The scientists measured hearing, visual and smell senses of the volunteers using a variety of standardized methods.
The results showed that hearing, visual and smell senses were independently associated with cognitive impairment risk.
In other words, only single sensory development impacted cognitive development since, “(the study) also showed that 85% of participants with hearing impairment, 81% with visual impairment, and 76% with smell impairment did not develop cognitive impairment during follow-up.” This is excellent news!!
It was the conclusion that sensory impairment were not associated to any one sensory system which may indicate that a more global neural health marker is working.
If nothing else, sensory cognitive impairment may be useful in uncovering mechanisms of healthy brain aging but are not independent factors showing potential cognitive decline.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV.
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