European research to tackle the triple challenge of dementia, hearing and vision impairment

The combined impact of dementia, age-related hearing and vision impairment is to be investigated by a European research consortium led by the University of Manchester, in which University of Athens is involved as a partner.  

Seven in ten Europeans over the age of 65 suffer from either sight or hearing problems and over two thirds suffer from depression or dementia.  When combined together the cumulative impact of these dual or triple impairments is far greater than the individual conditions. The scale of combined sensory and cognitive problems is substantial but poorly understood. 

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