Doing these 3 things can help seniors over 65 avoid cognitive decline & dementia:

Having your hearing checked regularly:

Staying on top of your hearing health will help you to stay socially active & will provide you with an overall healthy well-being. In a study that tracked 639 adults for nearly 12 years, Johns Hopkins expert Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., and his colleagues found that mild hearing loss doubled dementia risk. Moderate loss tripled risk, and people with a severe hearing impairment were five times more likely to develop dementia. “Brain scans show us that hearing loss may contribute to a faster rate of atrophy in the brain,” Lin says. Due to hearing loss one may not want to engage in conversations and may avoid people, groups and social interaction in general. This can contribute to cognitive decline and dementia. Treating hearing loss may not just improve your hearing but will also reduce these risks.


Studies have shown that adults over 65 who exercise 2 or more days a week avoid many health deficits, including cognitive decline.

Staying Social

Basic social interactions have been known to boost mental health & self-esteem, keep your mind sharp, and give you a sense of belonging. Hearing loss can also contribute to social isolation in seniors.