A new study has found a link between worsening vision and declining cognitive function, Tech Times reports.
The research, published last month is the journal JAMA Ophthalmology, analyzed the health data of more than 2,500 adults ranging in age from 65 to 84.
The researchers found a link between the rate of vision loss and declining mental function.
Aging Americans commonly experience vision loss and mental decline, and these findings suggest that preventing or treating eye problems may help ward off mental decline in old age.
"Worsening vision in older adults may be adversely associated with future cognitive functioning. Maintaining good vision may be an important interventional strategy for mitigating age-related cognitive declines," the study suggests.
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