Deafness & Dementia

So happy to meet you

HammondCare The Dementia Centre was pleased to fund the development of this short film which shares the story of MJ and her mother Carmen – and their experience of living with Deafness and dementia.

For The Dementia Centre, this project started with the capturing of a moment from MJ Grant, then shared on Youtube, Dementia can be beautiful when mother and daughter were disconnected by dementia. For MJ and her mother Carmen, their hands tether their connection and love to each other. What happened in that short video clip was not only the reconnection over a few minutes to each other, it was a lesson to all of us in taking the time, to reconnect and communicate with each other.


Helping with the sensory impacts of dementia

Dementia is about more than memory loss. For someone who is deaf, there can be great impacts experienced as they may become disconnected from their community. We share with you a range of evolving resources to help inform care for people who are Deaf and have a diagnosis of dementia.

Our Deafness and Dementia booklets (Australia) provide communication tips and some simple approaches in response to what might be happening for the person living with deafness and dementia. They also provide information about how you can enable a Deaf person living with dementia to remain engaged with their life and their community.

The information has been brought together from the knowledge and real-life experience of Deaf people, people caring for them and dementia experts. Supported with funding from The Deafness Foundation.

To help us improve the content of the booklets, we would appreciate your feedback through our short three-minute survey. 

Complete the survey here

Other booklets

UK flag  You can download the UK Version of the Deafness & Dementia booklet here.

  USA flagComing soon: US Version