HealthDay (4/7, Preidt, Mundell) reports, “A combination of hearing and vision loss is tied to an increased risk of mental decline and dementia, but having just one of those impairments isn’t connected with a higher risk,” researchers concluded in a study that “included 6,520 people, aged 58 to 101, whose visual and hearing impairments were assessed by asking them about their use of glasses or hearing aids.” After adjustment for confounding factors, the study team “concluded that people with both hearing and vision impairment were twice as likely to develop dementia as those with one or neither of the impairments.” The findings were published online in the journal Neurology. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)