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Aging and disease    2016, Vol. 7 Issue (6) : 763-769     DOI: 10.14336/AD.2016.0515
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Sensorineural Organs Dysfunction and Cognitive Decline: A Review Article
Wongrakpanich Supakanya1,*, Petchlorlian Aisawan2, Rosenzweig Andrew3
1Department of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA and Department of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
2Division of Geriatric, Department of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
3Division of Geriatric, Department of Medicine, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
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Vision, hearing, olfaction, and cognitive function are essential components of healthy and successful aging. Multiple studies demonstrate relationship between these conditions with cognitive function. The present article focuses on hearing loss, visual impairment, olfactory loss, and dual sensory impairments in relation to cognitive declination and neurodegenerative disorders. Sensorineural organ impairment is a predictive factor for mild cognitive impairment and neurodegenerative disorders in the elderly. We recommend early detection of sensorineural dysfunction by history, physical examination, and screening tests. Assisted device and early cognitive rehabilitation may be beneficial. Future research is warranted in order to explore advanced treatment options and method to slow progression for cognitive declination and sensorineural organ impairment.

Keywords cognitive decline      olfaction loss      vision loss      hearing loss      aging     
Corresponding Authors: Wongrakpanich Supakanya   
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Issue Date: 01 December 2016
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Wongrakpanich Supakanya,Petchlorlian Aisawan,Rosenzweig Andrew. Sensorineural Organs Dysfunction and Cognitive Decline: A Review Article[J]. Aging and disease, 2016, 7(6): 763-769.
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