Dementia friendly communities: supported learning and outreach with the deaf community
There is strong evidence of a link between hearing loss and dementia. People with mild hearing loss have nearly twice the chance of going on to develop dementia as people without any hearing loss.
This Solutions focuses on a programme of dementia awareness for deaf people which aimed to break down barriers people in the deaf community face in accessing dementia support.
From January 2014 until July 2015, bespoke resources for the Deaf community were developed and delivered collaboratively by Alzheimer’s Society in Northern Ireland and British Deaf Association (BDA).