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September is World Alzheimer’s Month
Dementia & Alzheimer's Disease

September is World Alzheimer’s Month

Every September marks the international effort World Alzheimer’s Month. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia that people can have, and the disease affects millions of people all across the world. The disease most frequently affects older people: the National Institute on Aging writes that the “number of people with the disease doubles every 5 years beyond age 65…About one-third of all people age 85 and older may have Alzheimer’s disease.” Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease While it is commonly understood that older people are more susceptible to Alzheimer’s disease, and are perhaps more impacted by a range of issues

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Why are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?
Consequences of Untreated Hearing Loss

Why are People Ashamed of Hearing Loss?

Think back to the last time you had a conversation with someone who has untreated hearing loss. When you tried to communicate, did you encounter any problems? Some people have found a way to make do with the limitations on their hearing, but most continue to struggle to have a conversation. Perhaps you found it difficult to move from one idea to the next, seemingly jumping around to random topics. You might have had to repeat yourself or move your body in a way that made it easier to understand. In the worst cases, one or both of you might

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Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss?
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Does Tinnitus Cause Hearing Loss?

If you have ever been to a loud concert, you might recall the experience of going home, laying your head on the pillow in the quiet of the night, and suddenly hearing a loud high-pitched scream in your ears. If you have experienced that sound, you can relate with someone who has tinnitus. Most people who suffer from ringing in their ears after a loud event such as a concert will find that it goes away very quickly, even by the morning after the event. However, a person with tinnitus finds that the sound does not go away. That inescapable

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Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?
Hearing Loss

Can Hearing Loss Be Restored?

Only a short while ago, it might have seemed unimaginable that someone with a cancer diagnosis would be able to live for even a few more years. Take a look at the medical community today, and you will see just how far innovations have come regarding formerly fatal conditions. Similarly, those who might have suffered for many years with debilitating illnesses have found treatments that make their lives happy and thriving once again. However, we still have a long way to go when it comes to illness and chronic health conditions. Research and development in medicine require incredible resources, and

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