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Possible link found between vision trouble, cognitive decline

August 17, 2017 06:43 PM

Vision problems may be linked to cognitive decline in older adults. That's according to a new study from Stanford University.

Researchers looked at cognitive test scores for thousands of people over 60 with and without dementia. Seniors who were visually impaired were more likely to have memory loss and poor cognitive function.

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It is not clear why sight and cognitive decline are linked, but experts say vision screening may be a valuable tool to identify dementia risk.

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