• 2Dec

    Dementia and sensory loss: how can we improve our communication?

    SCIE have published a series of resources exploring the different types of sensory loss that can be associated with dementia.

    Having sight or hearing loss makes things more difficult for the person with dementia who is already working hard to make sense of the world around them.

    Living with sensory loss may also make it harder to recognise the onset and progression of dementia.

    The resources highlight that information about dementia for people with sensory loss tends to be poor.

    For example, very little information is available for deaf people that explains what dementia is and what support is available for those living with dementia.

    The resources consider how communication for people with sensory loss can be improved and cover:

    • Sight loss
    • Hearing loss
    • Deafness
    • Deafblindness

    The resources can be accessed on the SCIE website.