Dementia and sensory challenges

Dementia involves more than memory challenges. This resource looks at sensory challenges arising for people with dementia – such as seeing, hearing, smell, touch – and how these senses might be experienced differently when living with dementia. The booklet is the work of Agnes Houston, long-time dementia campaigner and advocate, who spoke with a range of people with dementia about their experiences of sensory challenges, and then included their contributions in this booklet. It includes a ‘Stuff that helps’ for each area. HammondCare is now promoting the resource within Australia, including a new short film with Agnes linked to the booklet. Dementia and sensory challenges