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Social Interaction Important for Brain Health

In the study, published August 16 in “JAMA Network Open,” researchers observed that simply having someone available most or all of the time whom you can count on to listen to you when you need to talk is associated with greater cognitive resilience.

International Campaign for Better Hearing Announces Results of Hearing Loss Survey

The study results, which the The International Campaign for Better Hearing announced in a press release, conclude that 74% of respondents from around the world with hearing loss have at some point been embarrassed, while 69% have felt anxious, 64% have experienced feeling socially isolated, 59% felt tired/drained, 62% suffered from anger or frustration, and 49% have even felt unsafe as a result of their hearing loss.

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Benefit of Using Telecare for Dementia Patients with Hearing Loss and Their Caregivers

A large portion of individuals with dementia also have hearing loss. When these patients are fitted with hearing aids for the first time, the use and operation of the instruments can be a struggle, and the struggle often carries over to their caregivers. This research found that the use of teleaudiology via Signia TeleCare for these new hearing aid users increased awareness, improved benefit for several different communication settings, and reduced associated stress for the caregivers.

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Alzheimer’s Association and AARP Join Forces to Extend Reach of Online Resource

The Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder is a database of dementia and aging-related resources powered by Carelike®. The online tool is said to “make it easy” for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, caregivers, and those involved in making care-related decisions, to find local programs and services.

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Alzheimer's Association and AARP Join Forces to Extend Reach of Online Resource

The Alzheimer’s Association & AARP Community Resource Finder is a database of dementia and aging-related resources powered by Carelike®. The online tool is said to “make it easy” for people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, caregivers, and those involved in making care-related decisions, to find local programs and services.

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