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Stats: Cognitive impairment risk 137% higher with sight problem

Forty-four percent of older adults with untreated sight conditions may be at increased risk of dementia, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis of 16 studies involving more than 76,000 participants ages 50 and above. Further, the likelihood of having a cognitive impairment was 137% higher among people who had a sight problem compared to those who did not.

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