New Saint Louis University research suggests simple solutions
One in three nursing home residents who have Alzheimers disease are not getting their vision corrected so they can see clearly, according to new Saint Louis University research in the July issue of the Journal of the American Medical Directors Association.
"Many nursing home residents are losing out on stimulation. They may not be able to see the television, read books or interact appropriately," said James M. Koch, M.D., principal investigator and a resident in the department of internal medicine at Saint Louis University.
The research is some of the first to examine the effect of visual impairment on Alzheimers disease patients in nursing homes, said George T. Grossberg, M.D., director of the division of geriatric psychiatry at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and a co-author of the study.
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