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Talking Sense Introduction

Talking Sense Introduction

An introduction to the Talking Sense audiobook.

Chapter 1: Vision

Chapter 1: Vision

Learn how sight works, the brain’s role in interpreting what we see, and the importance and impact of environmental design.

Chapter 2: Hearing

Chapter 2: Hearing

Our ears help us hear and maintain our balance. For those of us who live with dementia, some identified challenges include auditory hallucinations and hypersensitivity to sound and noise.

Chapter 3: Touch

Chapter 3: Touch

While dementia may mean the experience of touch changes and sometimes becomes challenging, this is still an important consideration and all of us need positive experiences of appropriate touch.

Chapter 4: Position sense and balance

Chapter 4: Position sense and balance

This is all about how we interact with our environment and make sense of it, and how enabling design can help with navigation, prevent falls and ensure safety.

Chapter 5: Taste and smell

Chapter 5: Taste and smell

This is our body’s way of detecting chemicals around us. Learn about strategies to help swallowing difficulties, phantom smells, and increased or decreased sensitivity of taste and smell.

Chapter 6: Where to from here?

Chapter 6: Where to from here?

Now that we have a better understanding of the sensory challenges that may affect us if we live with dementia, what can we do?

Appendix and Acknowledgements

Appendix and Acknowledgements

Find out more about the authors Agnes Houston and Dr Julie Christie.

Further Reading & References

Further Reading & References

For more information about where to access support.