Dr Helen Martin from the Dementia United team is speaking at this free webinar on hearing and vision impairment in dementia

Register now to access the Dementia Academy’s on demand free webinar launching on March 8th

There are currently around 900,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and it is estimated that 30-40% of dementia is caused by preventable factors.

Mid-life hearing loss is now recognised as one of the most important potentially reversible risk factors for dementia, and there is growing evidence that intervening early to address hearing and vision deficits in older adults with dementia may improve outcomes.

Over the past five years, the EU-funded SENSE-Cog research programme has been studying the links between hearing, vision and dementia. During this webinar you will learn how addressing sensory impairment across primary, secondary and tertiary care can positively impact people with dementia and reduce the burden on carers and healthcare services alike.

You’ll be able to listen to a range of eminent professionals working in the fields of dementia and sensory impairment as they present a range of data spanning current evidence-base, latest research, professional experience, and brand new international guidance for clinical practice. Dr Helen Martin, a primary care physician from Manchester and a member of the Dementia United team will share her experience of managing concurrent sensory and cognitive problems on the front line of healthcare.

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for anyone working with people affected by dementia, or by sensory impairment, based anywhere across the globe. Whether you work in health and social care, have a role in policy, commissioning or management, come from the voluntary sector, or have other interactions with people experiencing sensory or cognitive impairment, this webinar is for you.

This webinar will launch on 8 March. Register now to pre-book your place and come armed with your questions – there will be opportunities to submit them throughout the webinar.

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