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(US News)   Study finds that seniors with hearing loss have an increased risk of injury, hospitalization, depression. Seniors: "What?"   (health.usnews.com) divider line 14
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2013-06-13 08:13:44 AM  
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Seniors: What?

STUDY FINDS THAT SENIORS WITH HEARING LOSS HAVE AN INCREASED RISK OF INJURY, HOSPITALIZATION, DEPRESSION.
 
2013-06-13 08:57:17 AM  
Additionally:
Study Shows Risk of Dementia May Increase as Hearing Loss Gets Worse

Having seen this a number of times, I wonder if the hearing loss is part of the dementia deterioration or does hearing loss accelerate the dementia because of the confusion caused by it.
 
2013-06-13 09:35:27 AM  
Hearing loss is unfortunate, but you can better learn to deal with it with some sound advice.
 
2013-06-13 09:36:56 AM  

TheHighlandHowler: Additionally:
Study Shows Risk of Dementia May Increase as Hearing Loss Gets Worse

Having seen this a number of times, I wonder if the hearing loss is part of the dementia deterioration or does hearing loss accelerate the dementia because of the confusion caused by it.


Hearing loss probably confounds the tests for dementia.
 
2013-06-13 09:59:58 AM  
I'm not deaf or crazy. I just don't give a f*ck about what you're saying.
 
2013-06-13 10:13:47 AM  
What about the freshmen?
 
2013-06-13 10:30:55 AM  
A decrease in one's ability to sense one's surroundings increases rate of injury, and a decrease in the ability to communicate leads to loneliness?

Unpossible!
 
2013-06-13 10:36:18 AM  
I believe this.  My grandmother's hearing loss has gotten rather bad in recent years but she refuses to admit it or do anything about it, and her brain is clearly working overtime just to hear and understand things around her.  And when you're doing that, you have much less left over for other tasks.

I'm actually waiting to hear news from the hospital from her latest fall yesterday, and this is the "check your wardrobe for what sort of black outfit you have" type of call, so I unfortunately have too much anecdotal evidence on this one.
 
2013-06-13 11:24:59 AM  

Andromeda: I believe this.  My grandmother's hearing loss has gotten rather bad in recent years but she refuses to admit it or do anything about it, and her brain is clearly working overtime just to hear and understand things around her.  And when you're doing that, you have much less left over for other tasks.

I'm actually waiting to hear news from the hospital from her latest fall yesterday, and this is the "check your wardrobe for what sort of black outfit you have" type of call, so I unfortunately have too much anecdotal evidence on this one.


As to your first paragraph; we're going through the EXACT same thing with my MIL who will be 87 next week.  She also refuses to admit there's anything wrong with her hearing.  Meanwhile this has been going on for the past 5 years or so and her mental capacity seems to be diminishing at roughly the same rate as her hearing.

As to your second; Not quite as bad, yet.  She fell face-first 3 weeks ago while leaning over to pick a weed and knocked 3 of her front teeth out. (yes, at 86 she had all her teeth)  Anyway, that's all taken care of now, and she's back home living by herself.  Which is scary.  THAT call was bad enough.  Not looking forward to the one when they tell me she left the stove on and burnt the house down or some such.  I'm lobbying hard to get her into assisted living, but I don't carry much weight in this because I'm an in-law.

Sorry about your grandmother.  Hope it works out for the best, whatever that may be.
 
2013-06-13 11:38:50 AM  
I like this headline.

Also, can you blow me where the pampers is, Subby?
 
2013-06-13 01:39:04 PM  

AllYourFarkAreBelongToMe: Andromeda: I believe this. My grandmother's hearing loss has gotten rather bad in recent years but she refuses to admit it or do anything about it, and her brain is clearly working overtime just to hear and understand things around her. And when you're doing that, you have much less left over for other tasks.

I'm actually waiting to hear news from the hospital from her latest fall yesterday, and this is the "check your wardrobe for what sort of black outfit you have" type of call, so I unfortunately have too much anecdotal evidence on this one.

As to your first paragraph; we're going through the EXACT same thing with my MIL who will be 87 next week. She also refuses to admit there's anything wrong with her hearing. Meanwhile this has been going on for the past 5 years or so and her mental capacity seems to be diminishing at roughly the same rate as her hearing.


It's not just the elderly.  Both my parents had work related hearing loss. They were living in a different world long before dementia set in.

My childhood consisted of conversations like

"I'm going to the store"
"OK"
[I go the store and come back]
"Where have you been"
"The store. I told you before I left."
"You said you were closing the door. I looked for you, and you were gone."
"Sorry."
"I know I worry.  If you do it again you are grounded."

Now that both are over 85, the touch of reality is  feather-light.  Falls and accidents have just been a constant of life for four or five years.
 
2013-06-13 02:19:13 PM  
Study finds that seniors with hearing loss have an increased risk of injury, hospitalization, depression.

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2013-06-13 05:03:04 PM  
What?
 
2013-06-14 08:07:15 PM  
Oh great. I've been half deaf for 20 years already and I'm only 50.

Maybe appealing to people's good nature to put me out of my misery isn't working because they see me as human and don't want to hurt me. If so maybe I should try another tack.

ALL YOU BRONY BOYS RUN & THROW LIKE GIRLS! SARAH PALIN IS MORE MANLY THAN YOU!
 
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