What is it about?
We decided to ask specialists in vision and hearing care that have experience working with older adults that have dementia how to best screen for sensory impairment. The study summarizes their recommendations, specifically for nurses that work in long-term care facilities where sensory and cognitive impairments are very common.
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Why is it important?
Many times, care providers are unaware that their communication difficulties with their clients that also have dementia are actually partially caused by problems with vision and hearing. By overcoming these problems, care will improve and so will the quality of life for the patients or clients.
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This page is a summary of: Recommendations for successful sensory screening in older adults with dementia in long-term care: a qualitative environmental scan of Canadian specialists, BMJ Open, January 2018, BMJ, DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019451.
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