How do you know when a person with dementia has visual problems? Well, if communication is difficult, there are some clues to watch out for.
- increasingly confused and disorientated
- holding things up close
- reporting seeing people or objects that aren't there
- increased clumsiness or falls
- being startled by people approaching
While these may all be due simply to the dementia itself it is important to rule out often easily remedied visual problems.
Regular eye tests are essential.
For more information or to find out if you qualify for a free NHS eye examination in your own home call 0141 611 9696.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Principal Optometrist at McBay Mobile Opticians