MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Carla R. Schubert, MS
Researcher, EpiSense Research Program
Dept. of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin
Madison, WI 53726-2336
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Mildlife is an important time-period for health later in life and also when declines in sensory and cognitive functions may begin to occur. Hearing, vision and smell impairments have been associated with cognitive impairments in older adults and with worse cognitive function in middle-aged adults. These associations may be reflecting the close integration of sensory and cognitive systems as both require good brain function.