A Primer on Dementia and Hearing Loss (2019)

Barbara Weinstein, PhD
Speech-Language Pathology
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Presented by: Barbara Weinstein, PhD

Intended audience: Audiologists, Seech-Language Pathologists

Level: Intermediate (Assumes that the participant has general familiarity with the literature and professional practice within the areas covered.)

Age-related hearing loss (ARHL) is a prevalent condition that has recently been identified as a potentially modifiable risk factor for both dementia and social isolation. Due to its impact on social functioning, health outcomes and wellbeing, ARHL – for which treatments are available – can be a costly condition. 

This session will provide participants with:

  • An overview of dementia and social isolation 
  • Approaches to identify persons presenting with memory problems associated with cognitive decline and how to recognize the associated behaviors 
  • Strategies for communicating with persons with hearing loss and dementia
  • Approaches to facilitate caregiving

This session will conclude with an overview of the importance of early identification of persons with hearing loss for maximizing social engagement, which is essential to a person’s wellbeing and, possibly, preventative for the onset of dementia.


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