23 January 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee
The Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee (previously known as the VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee) has produced a new factsheet on ‘Wearing spectacles with dementia’. This information will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and medical professionals.
When you have dementia, it is important to make the most of your sight. Wearing any spectacles (specs) you need makes sure your sight is as good as it can be. Without specs some people would have to cope with blurred vision all the time. Blurred vision may also worsen the symptoms of dementia and may increase a sense of isolation and confusion.
Many everyday tasks are easier when you are wearing your specs:
- Watching television
- Getting out and about
- Preparing food
- Taking medication
If you have dementia and need to wear specs you, and anyone that cares for you, need to know when you should wear your specs. This could be your friends and family or your carers. If you have a care plan then it should include when you need to wear your specs and which specs should be worn for different tasks.
There are other factsheets available on:
‘Wearing spectacles with dementia’ factsheet attached below.