How to best screen vision and hearing in older adults with dementia
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What is it about?
Given the prevalence of vision and hearing problems among older adults with dementia, we decided to consult with specialists that work in long-term care and with long-term care residents. We obtained their agreement on what they believe are the most suitable sensory screening tools for this population.
Why is it important?
Helping older adults with dementia maximize their vision and hearing will improve their quality of life and will likely contribute to their ability to be engage and stimulated through their environment, in order to slow down the progression of their cognitive decline.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Walter Wittich