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Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing

Participants living with dementia and sensory impairments sought for SENSE-Cog survey

3 March 2017

SENSE-Cog are seeking participants for a survey to increase knowledge of the problems faced by people with dementia and sensory impairments.

Recent evidence has found that older adults living with both dementia and sensory impairment experience issues that affect their quality of life. The SENSE-COG project, coordinated by the University of Manchester, aims to investigate the combined impact of sensory impairments and cognitive health to develop new tools that could improve quality of life and optimise health and social care budgets across Europe.

This survey provides a valuable opportunity for these individuals and their caregivers to contribute to this important research. The survey involves a home visit by two researchers, who will assist in the completion of the survey. There will be 3 surveys to fill out; one for the affected participant, one for a caregiver and one which will be completed by both the participant and caregiver, which will be administered by the researcher.

The team are looking to recruit individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Aged over 60 and based in Manchester;
  • Have received a formal diagnosis of either vascular, mixed or Alzheimer’s dementia;
  • Experiencing hearing and/or vision problems which restrict the ability to complete daily tasks. These sensory impairments do not have to be formally diagnosed.

The survey will run until by 31 May 2016. If you are able to participate in this important research, please contact:



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