Cataract Surgery May Slow Mental Decline in Elderly With Dementia
Among a study group of dementia patients, those who received cataract surgery had greater improvements in behavior and improved quality of life as reported by their caregivers.
While the findings have not yet been published in a peer reviewed journal and are still preliminary, a spokeswoman with the Alzheimer's Association told the Inquirer that it may be worth reevaluating whether certain medical procedures, previously written off as unnecessary "extra care," could have a significant impact on the health and wellbeing of those with dementia.
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