SENSE-Cog publish paper on care of people with hearing and vision impairment in dementia
University of Manchester researchers part of SENSE-Cog have co-authored the paper titled 'Support care needs of people with hearing and vision impairment in dementia: a European cross-national perspective'
The SENSE-Cog project investigates sensory and cognitive problems in older people to improve health and social care budgets in Europe. University of Manchester researchers working on the team, including Dr Zoe Simkin, Dr Piers Dawes and Dr Wai Yeung co-authored a paper with international partners, which has been published in the online journal Taylor and Francis.
The paper is titled Support care needs of people with hearing and vision impairment in dementia: a European cross-national perspective. It details a two-phase mixed methods study carried out by the researchers exploring the unmet support care needs from the perspectives of people with hearing and/or vision impairment in dementia, and their care partners in Europe.
The study found that a tailored intervention could address unmet support care needs, including additional support with sensory aids, psychological support, more information about concurrent impairments, and joined up health systems providing care.