Two-year decline in vision but not hearing is associated with memory decline in very old adults in a population-based sample.

@article{Anstey2001TwoyearDI,
  title={Two-year decline in vision but not hearing is associated with memory decline in very old adults in a population-based sample.},
  author={Kaarin J. Anstey and Mary Alice Luszcz and Le{\'o}n S{\'a}nchez},
  journal={Gerontology},
  year={2001},
  volume={47 5},
  pages={289-93}
}
BACKGROUND Recent cross-sectional research in cognitive aging has demonstrated a robust association between visual acuity, auditory thresholds and cognitive performance in old age. However, the nature of the association is still unclear, particularly with respect to whether sensory and cognitive function are causally related. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to determine whether marked declines in performance on screening measures of either visual acuity or auditory thresholds have an effect on… CONTINUE READING