IMPACT OF AGING SIGHT & HEARING LOSS ON COGNITION

IMPACT OF AGING SIGHT & HEARING LOSS ON COGNITION “DEMYSTIFYING SENSORY LOSS”
Johns Hopkins & the National Institutes of Health Expert Research Update

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington’s (POB) Macular Degeneration Network, in partnership with the Sibley Memorial Hospital, will host an expert panel lecture on sensory loss and its impact on cognition on Sunday, September 18 from 2 – 4 pm, at Sibley Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, 5215 Loughboro Road, NW, Washington, DC 20016.

Sensory loss is an increasing age-related public health issue as
79 million baby boomers will begin turning age 65 in 2011.  By 2030 the number of Americans over age 65 will double to 71.5 million. As we age, the senses become less reliable, with the most dramatic changes affecting vision and hearing.  A recent Johns Hopkins study reported that the more severe the sensory loss, the stronger the association of cognitive decline or onset of dementia.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from internationally recognized speakers. The program is free and complimentary garage parking is available. For more information or to register, visit www.sibley.org/community/events or call (202) 234-1010.

Event:  Impact of Aging Sight and Hearing Loss on Cognition
Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 2 – 4 p.m.
Location: Sibley Memorial Hospital, Medical Building, 5215 Loughboro
Road, NW, Washington, DC 20016
Cost: Free program and complimentary garage parking

Guest Speakers: Carlos Picone, M.D., Sibley Memorial Hospital welcomes Robert Massof, Ph.D, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Lions Research and Rehabilitation Center at Wilmer Eye Institute; Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine & Center on Aging and Health; and Wai Wong, M.D., Ph.D., Retina Research Scientist, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health.

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