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Surprising Hearing and Vision Issues in Dementia

Dementia is not just about memory loss. It impacts many different brain functions, including significant changes to the senses. Knowing how dementia affects the senses can improve the quality of care we provide for people with dementia.

This video will explore how dementia changes visual and hearing processes. You will learn more about:

  • Why dementia impacts the senses
  • How vision and hearing are affected by dementia
  • Why these changes can worsen functioning and increase difficult behavior
  • Adjustments that can improve functioning and decrease difficult behavior

Deborah Bier, PhD | Director of Special Populations

ComForCare | At Your Side Home Care

Deborah Bier, PhD, has a master's in counseling psychology and a doctorate in therapeutic counseling. In addition, Debbie has obtained the following credentials:

  • Certified Alzheimer's Educator™ – National Certification Board for Alzheimer & Aging Care
  • Certified Dementia Practitioner® – National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners
  • Certified Dementia Care Partner – Dementia Care Professionals of America, a division of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Certificate in Gerontology – Allegra Learning Solutions, LLC
  • Mental Health First Aid – National Council for Behavioral Health