National Dementia Strategy – Strategy ignores sight loss

Posted on January 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

By failing even to mention sight loss and its role in people with dementia, the National Dementia Strategy has missed the opportunity to deliver joined-up care to those with dementia, says Ron Bramley, the chief executive of the Thomas Pocklington Trust.

‘Research has shown that mental health professionals have failed to recognise sight loss and sensory loss as factors in the confusion and disruptive behaviour associated with dementia, yet the National Strategy continues to treat dementia as a single focus mental health issue,’ said Mr Bramley.

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