Elder Care presentation on sensory systems and dementia
Overtime, our five senses - sight, hearing (including comprehension), touch, smell and taste – can change for a person living with dementia. These changes can affect their behavior, their ability to communicate and their relationship with us. Dr. Elizabeth Rhodus, a clinical occupational therapist and researcher at UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, will discuss the various sensory systems and how sensation and perception are altered with the onset of cognitive impairment. She will provide tips on how we can improve our communication style with our loved one; tips we can start using right now.
Featured Speaker: Dr. Elizabeth Rhodus - UK Sanders Brown Center on Aging and the Department of Behavioral Science