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Hearing loss causes Alzheimer’s disease in elderly person

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Hearing loss is a common problem in the aged population and young as well. It is caused by noise, aging, disease, and heredity. Hearing loss makes it hard to have conversations and understand things and sounds. Hearing loss can affect cognition and dementia risk in older adults. Hearing loss can cause people to withdraw from social situations and become increasingly isolated over time. Hearing loss may make it more difficult for other mental processes to function properly.  This can deplete their cognitive reserve. If a person's hearing declines in middle age, their risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life rises. Alzheimer’s disease is more common in older (about one-third of all people age 85) but it is not a normal part of aging.

How it affects?

Alzheimer’s disease is a specific progressive disease of the brain that gets worse with time and affects memory, language, and thought. It slowly causes impairment in memory and cognitive function. The exact cause is unknown, one of the causes is abnormal protein deposits in the brain called plaques and tangles.

Alzheimer’s causes a decline in thinking abilities, also known as cognitive abilities. This interferes with daily life and independence. They also have an impact on behavior, emotions, and relationships.

The symptoms of Alzheimer’s include:

  1. Forgetting recent events or conversations
  2. apathy
  3. depression
  4. impaired judgment
  5. disorientation
  6. confusion
  7. behavioral changes
  8. difficulty speaking, swallowing, or walking in the advanced stages of the disease

Alzheimer’s treatment

Medically there is no special treatment for Alzheimer’s is available, but there are different options to help manage symptoms of the disease including:

  1. medications for behavioral changes
  2. medications for memory loss
  3. alternative remedies to boost brain function
  4. medications for sleep patterns
  5. medications for depression

 

If anyone in your relatives or you are facing such issues or hearing loss for a long time then it’s a good idea to talk with an ENT doctor. If you’re concerned that you have the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease then starting treatment promptly can help you better understand and manage your symptoms. Consult a doctor or ENT Specialist in Gurgaon, to get a clear assessment and get help early on, and learn more about possible treatments at Mayom Hospital, Gurgaon.



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