Posted by: learnsignlanguage | May 27, 2010

Research into care of Deaf people with dementia

The Royal Deaf Association (RAD) are to play a key role in a new research project aimed at supporting Deaf people who are British Sign Language (BSL) users and have dementia.

There is currently no satisfactory way of testing for dementia appropriately in Deaf BSL users and early diagnosis is so important to ensure that effective medication, care and support services are put in place.

RAD are going to be working alongside Deaf clubs to examine the information and support needs that Deaf people with dementia may have.

They are also going to be advising Alzheimer’s Society localities as to how information and services can be made accessible to Deaf people.

For more information please contact RAD’s Head of Social Care, Ruth Geall socialcare@royaldeaf.org.uk

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