Washington, April 8 -- : According to a new study, older adults who start losing both vision and hearing may be at an increased risk of developing dementia.

The findings of the study were published in the online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The study highlighted that losing some hearing or eyesight is often a part of getting older, but losing function in both senses may put you at greater risk of dementia and cognitive decline years later.

However, the study did not find such a link between losing just one of those senses.

"Depending on the degree of hearing or vision loss, losing function in your senses can be distressing and have an impact on your daily life," said study author JinHyeon...