Neurodegenerative Disease (e.g. MS, Parkinson's disease)
Clinical Practice (assessment, diagnosis, treatment, knowledge translation/EBP, implementation science, program development)
Hearing and vision impairments are among the most common and disabling comorbidities in dementia and may worsen the trajectory of decline. Improving sensory function may be an accessible and cost-effective means of improving quality of life and other outcomes for people with dementia (PwD). This symposium provides new evidence to guide the clinician in managing these comorbidities, including specific clinical guidelines. It also highlights the unmet needs of minority and low socioeconomic communities with concurrent hearing and cognitive challenges.