Dual Sensory Loss and Dementia in Scotland

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Dual Sensory Loss and Dementia in Scotland - a joint Report

We are pleased to present the findings of our latest research into the prevalence of dual sensory loss (deafblindness) and dementia in Scotland. With input from Queen Margaret University’s Audiology Department, Datafakts were asked to carry out this work by a collaboration of key stakeholders:  Health and Social Care Alliance (Scottish Sensory Hub), Deafblind Scotland, Sight Scotland, Sense Scotland and RNID.

This collaborative research provides robust prevalence estimates for the number of people living with dual sensory loss and dementia for each Local Authority in Scotland.  In addition, the report includes details on modelling (Appendix A) and forecasting future prevalence estimates of those with dual sensory loss (Appendix C) as well as those with dual sensory loss and dementia (Appendix B).

Our report: ‘Prevalence rates for people with Dual Sensory Loss and Dementia in Scotland‘ can be downloaded here. For those that are interested in the detail of the findings, we have produced an interactive dashboard.

The first page of the prevalence rates for those with dual sensory loss and dementia in Scotland report. An older woman with her eyes closed and the text prevalence rates for those with dual sensory loss and dementia in Scotland Under it the logos of deafblind Scotland, RNID, Sight Scotland, Sense Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance. Above it the Logos of Queen Margaret University and Datafakts.
The first page of the prevalence rates for those with dual sensory loss and dementia in Scotland report. An older woman with her eyes closed and the text prevalence rates for those with dual sensory loss and dementia in Scotland Under it the logos of deafblind Scotland, RNID, Sight Scotland, Sense Scotland and the Health and Social Care Alliance. Above it the Logos of Queen Margaret University and Datafakts