Cognitive decline and visual impairment pose significant threats to daily living and reduce quality of life, making these two health concerns—which are thought to be connected—crucial for study. Recently, researchers conducted a longitudinal study to investigate the association of worse baseline visual acuity and dementia likelihood. Their findings, published in American Journal of Ophthalmology, showed that visual acuity as well as contrast sensitivity were linked to incident dementia. In the retrospective study, the researchers analyzed the data of 2,159 adults (mean age 77.9, 54 percent female participants, 88 percent white) from the 2021 and 2022 National Health and Aging Trends Study. Read More