Undetected and unsupported Dual Sensory Impairment in an older person is one of our most pressing concerns as they could be struggling to understand and follow the current government safety guidance, without the crucial help and advice they need.
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Some DSI indicators are common, some vary with location. Others are specific to the person’s experience of DSI, based on the level of their hearing loss; type of sight loss; mental and physical health; mobility and reasoning abilities.
The way DSI impacts on a person can also depend on: the time of day, the light, how much background noise and the visual ‘distraction’ in a setting e.g. bright, bold patterned walls, large windows/mirrors, lots of people, clutter, or how safe and comfortable they feel there.