Poor vision memory loss

Poor vision can influence memory loss in older adults, study finds

July 09, 2018 - 4:37 pm

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By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- There is no doubt that decline in memory and in cognitive skills is a major fear of people as they age. It is also a concern for those who love them. Any tips that we can find to help offset problems are quite important. 

Now, there is a new report from the Journal of the American Medical Association, Ophthalmology Edition which says that worsening vision may influence a decline in memory in older adults. 

This is the first time a clear relationship has been shown between cognitive decline and vision loss.  

These two problems are associated with older age and are expected to increase throughout the world with population growth and people living longer lives. The relationship is one that will be studied.