BDA expresses concern over lack of dementia support for deaf community

Extracted from Evening Times – Glasgow – 12/07/2017

CHARITY leaders have expressed concern about a lack of support services for people with dementia who are deaf and their carers.

The British Deaf Association called for more training in British Sign Language (BSl) for healthcare professionals in care homes, charities, organisations and dementia friendly communities.

The charity has been awarded £150,000 by the Life Changes Trust to help improve support services which will include a dedicated dementia webpage with accessible BSL videos.