Hearing and vision impairment in people with dementia: a guide for clinicians

Iracema Leroi, Fofi Constantinidou, Donna Langenbahn, Patricia Heyn, Wai-Kent Yeung, Piers Dawes

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Abstract

Age-related hearing and vision problems are common in people living with dementia, but these problems are often not detected or properly managed. Untreated hearing or vision impairment worsens a person’s ability to function and live independently and interferes with their ability to remember things and engage in social activities. It can also impact their quality of life by increasing isolation.

Health care professionals working with people with dementia should be aware of hearing and vision problems and should include hearing and vision in their evaluation and management of care plans. Good hearing and vision care can improve the lives of people with dementia
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1667-1670
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Volume101
Issue number9
Early online date27 Jun 2020
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

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