The neglect of people with hearing loss in homes and hospitals

About half a million elderly people live in UK residential homes and hospitals. 70% have hearing problems (1). Hearing loss increases the risk of developing dementia by up to five times. Hearing aids can help to prevent or delay dementia (2) but they require regular cleaning and their plastic tubing needs replacing every few months. … Continued

Memory not what it once was?

As we age, we all can experience changes that can cause glitches in our brain functions, making things we have always found easy to do, much harder. It can sometimes take us longer to learn and recall things; we’re maybe not as quick as we once were; and we can start to worry about our … Continued