It is fairly common for elderly people to experience severe dual sensory loss. During recent years, various Nordic studies have revealed that this is true for at least 5-10% of all people over age 65. The person affected will, among other things, experience difficulty communicating with others. To a great extent, this influences the potential for active participation. The risk of isolation is apparent with all the consequences that entails. Therefore, people with a severe degree of dual sensory loss need to have their lives organized in accordance with their specific needs. In order for that to happen, knowledge and understanding is required from both professionals and close persons/relatives.
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