November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

“It’s the most wonderful time of year,” crooned Andy Williams about the holiday season. For many, it is exactly that. The thought of family get-togethers, friends and family catch-ups and plates of rich food is hard to contain. But for others, the season is less appealing. Untreated hearing loss can make it exhausting to keep up with dinner table conversations …

Storytelling May Help Elderly Patients

For years, doctors have known that hospital stays can lead to severe, temporary cognitive dysfunction in elderly patients, who are at risk of developing delirium once hospitalized. A patient with delirium is often incoherent, confused and disoriented, but symptoms come and go making this condition hard to diagnose. The risk is higher for patients with dementia, but even elderly patients …

Study Finds that Subtle Hearing Loss While Young Changes Brain Function

Study Finds that Subtle Hearing Loss While Young Changes Brain Function

Researchers from Ohio State University recently stumbled upon some interesting research regarding young adults, hearing loss, and the link to dementia. The study found that hearing loss in younger adults – hearing loss so subtle that those who have it do not notice it – could potentially lead to dementia later on down the road. Lead researcher Yune Lee and …