Study says carers are ill-equipped to deal with problems of sight loss

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

New research suggests that specialists dealing with dementia are failing to recognise the increased confusion and distress caused by sight loss.

Researchers at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London say attending to sensory needs reduces disorientation and helplessness and makes disruptive behaviour less likely, but the role of sight loss in dementia is being neglected.

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