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Study: Natural disaster may up dementia risk for elderly
Dementia should be considered a health risk for elderly survivors of natural disasters, a new study led by Harvard University researchers suggested.
It found the number of elderly people with symptoms of dementia tripled after the 2011 tsunami in Japan, with those who were uprooted from damaged or destroyed homes and who lost touch with their neighbors at most risk.
“In the aftermath of disasters, most people focus on mental-health issues like posttraumatic stress disorder,” Hiroyuki Hikichi, research fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health and lead author of the study, said in a statement.
“But our study suggests that cognitive decline is also an important issue. It appears that relocation to a temporary shelter…
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A recent survey published online revealed that a high rate of tornadoes and other natural disasters could affect the children. Even though some experts expected that natural disaster could lead to behavior problems among children, some of them surprisingly showed resilience, leaving researchers in awe…
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