New here? Some Best Practices

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Re: New here? Some Best Practices

Postby nmhntz22 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:01 pm

Classic Mediterranean would include whole grains and dairy which we would not want being apoe4 correct ??

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Re: New here? Some Best Practices

Postby MicheleCC » Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:08 am

The is a great summary page. Short and to the point. Thanks, Stavia!
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Re: New here? Some Best Practices

Postby bpr1371 » Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:21 pm

Good afternoon,
I am a 70 yr old healthy caucasian female. I recently found out that I have one allele for ApoE4 (which probably comes from my dad's side as he expired from Alzheimers). I also have tinnitus in my left ear and most recent hearing test shows that my hearing is getting worse, in particular at higher pitches. Hearing aids have been suggested. I know there is a correlation between hearing loss and dementia and I am wondering how important it is that I consider getting hearing aids, even though I am functioning well at this point. Any literature recommendations? Thank you so much, Barbara Reineke

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Re: New here? Some Best Practices

Postby TheresaB » Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:56 pm

bpr1371 wrote:I know there is a correlation between hearing loss and dementia and I am wondering how important it is that I consider getting hearing aids, even though I am functioning well at this point.


Having witnessed the challenges hearing loss has presented to those that I've known and the benefits received by the one who have chosen to get hearing aids, especially with current technology, I see no down side to getting them.

Don't believe me? (and why should you?) how about recent articles/ studies:

Hearing aids may delay cognitive decline
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2 ... PjK8uVEnuU
that article referenced this study:
The Effect of Hearing Aid Use on Cognition in Older Adults: Can We Delay Decline or Even Improve Cognitive Function?
https://www.mdpi.com/2077-0383/9/1/254

5 Things You May Not Know About Hearing Aids
https://www.forbes.com/sites/robinseato ... 7159da456c

Association of Hearing Loss With Dementia
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamane ... Y.facebook
-Theresa
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Re: New here? Some Best Practices

Postby summer0088 » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:08 am

bpr1371 wrote:


Hi bpr1371! Welcome to the ApoE4 forum! We're so glad to have you here :-)

Great questions! It looks like you've already received some great suggestions for literature and I'll be on the lookout for others as well.

If you haven't already explored the forum, here are some areas that you may find helpful. The "How-to" guide in the wiki link is great and helps to get the most out of the Apoe4 website. You may also want to view the Primer, written by one of our physician members and is a great introduction. Also, feel free to introduce yourself to the community in the Our Stories section.

So happy to have you here, bpr1371! I look forward to learning more about this topic through your question. Have a great weekend.
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