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Dementia encompasses quite a few conditions, including Alzheimer’s but also frontotemporal, Lewy body, and vascular dementia, and others. Halima Amjad, a dementia expert at Johns Hopkins, says two of these types are seen most often. Amjad: We actually think that …

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Dementia should be thought of as a general description that encompasses behavioral and functional changes. That’s according to Halima Amjad, a dementia expert at Johns Hopkins. Amjad: Dementia really is just an umbrella term for a number of different diseases. …

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The fact that women develop dementia more often than men has resulted in lots of research into why. Halima Amjad, a dementia expert at Johns Hopkins, says the hormone estrogen has gotten quite of bit of attention but there’s much …

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Roughly two times as many women will develop Alzheimer’s disease as men, and Halima Amjad, a dementia expert at Johns Hopkins, says no one really knows the reason why. Amjad: Why Alzheimer's disease and dementias are more common in women, …

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Helping someone whose hearing is compromised requires not just hearing aids but an assessment of the hearing loss and instruction on how to use the devices. That’s according to Frank Lin, an otolaryngologist at Johns Hopkins, who’s just published a …

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Hearing aids can slow cognitive decline, improve communication and maintain social connections, a study by Frank Lin, an otolaryngologist at Johns Hopkins, and colleagues has shown. Lin says that while sales of hearing aids over the counter will improve uptake, …

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What is it about hearing aid use that helps slow cognitive decline in those at risk, as shown in a recent study led by Frank Lin, an otolaryngologist at Johns Hopkins? Lin says hearing aids may boost sound so the …

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