Wearing glasses with dementia factsheetNovember 10 2014
This factsheet is about the issues people with dementia who need to wear glasses may face. It will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals.
Lots of people need to wear glasses to make their sight clear and in focus. Glasses make sure you can see clearly and wearing the right glasses makes everyday tasks easier. For some people life without their glasses would be difficult.
When you have dementia it is important to make the most of your sight. Wearing any glasses you need, enables you to make the most of your sight. Without glasses some people would have to cope with blurred vision all the time. Blurred vision may also worsen the symptoms of dementia and may increase a sense of isolation and confusion.