March 15, 2018

Sight Loss: Five Senses Series Part Five

Sight Loss: Five Senses Series Part Five

As people age, gradual sight loss is a common occurrence. For those with Alzheimer’s or dementia, vision loss can create extra problems, such as causing the individual to misinterpret the world around them, which can make them very confused and lead to communication problems.

Another large issue with vision loss is the inability to recognize surroundings or possible hazards. For those with memory issues especially, this could lead to a higher risk of falling.

At Cross Creek at Lee’s Summit Assisted Living | Memory Care, there are many ways we work to aid our residents if they experience vision loss. Besides a 24 hour licensed nursing care staff and Keystone Care fall prevention technology, we also strive to keep Cross Creek a familiar environment for residents through color coded neighborhoods and familiar staff interactions.

If you would like to learn more about sight loss, dementia and ways memory care communities can help, please review the resource links below.

Resources:

AgingCare.com

Alzheimer’s Society

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