Presence of both visual and hearing dysfunction linked to higher risk of cognitive impairment in older Koreans

Takeaway

  • People with both visual and hearing impairments are more likely to experience cognitive decline and develop dementia than those with only a single sensory impairment.

Why this matters

    These novel findings suggest that those with both visual and hearing impairments are at higher risk of developing dementia. These individuals would benefit from targeted interventions that could help to delay or even prevent cognitive decline in these at-risk people.