Untreated Hearing Loss identified as Risk Factor for Cognitive Decline & Dementia
The number of older people, including those living with dementia, is rising, as younger age mortality declines.
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However, the age-specific incidence of dementia has fallen in many countries, probably because of improvements in education, nutrition, health care, and lifestyle changes. Overall, a growing body of evidence supports the nine potentially modifiable risk factors for dementia modelled by the 2017 Lancet Commission on dementia prevention, intervention, and care.