Eyes linked to Risk of Dementia : With increasing age, memory power starts to weaken. It is usually caused by damage to the brain tissue. This is called the mental disorder Alzheimer’s in a broader perspective. And in Alzheimer’s, the highest i.e. about 70 percent is contributed by dementia. Now a new study has come out about dementia. According to the news published in Dainik Jagran, it has been claimed in this study that dementia can be closely related to eye disease and it may be the first sign of this disease. According to the study, a higher risk of dementia may be related to age-related macular degeneration, cataracts and eye disease associated with diabetes. The risk of such eye problems increases with age.
According to the study, due to age-related macular degeneration disease, the center of the retina in the eye becomes weak. And after this the weakness of the eyes is its main symptom. Whereas in dementia, a person’s ability to remember, think or make decisions starts to weaken. Due to this, problems start coming in the day-to-day life of the victim. Dementia usually occurs in people 65 years of age or older.
The results of this study (https://bjo.bmj.com/) have been published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Researchers have made this conclusion on the basis of analysis of data of 12 thousand 364 people aged 55 to 73 years. These participants in the UK Biobank study were followed from 2006 to early 2021. 2,304 cases of dementia were found during this period.
In the data analysis done in the study, the association of macular degeneration, cataract and diabetic eye disease was found to be associated with a higher risk of dementia. However, no association was found with glaucoma. According to the report, at present the number of people suffering from it is 24 million worldwide and their number is estimated to double every 20 years. Dementia is not the name of any disease, rather it is the name of many diseases or rather a group of many symptoms.