Promoting Health for Eyes, Ears and Mind: Older Adults

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Venue: G306B, Jean McFarlane Building, The University of Manchester

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The combined impact of dementia, age-related hearing and vision impairment is being investigated by a new multi-million European research consortium led by the University of Manchester.

Seven in ten Europeans over the age of 65 suffer from either sight or hearing problems and one in six Europeans over the age of 80 have dementia. When combined together the cumulative impact of these dual or triple impairments is far greater than the individual conditions. The scale of combined sensory and cognitive problems is substantial but poorly understood.

An afternoon of short talks which will outline the five year SENSE-Cog programme. The programme aims to investigate the combined impact of sensory and cognitive problems and develop new tools that could improve quality of life and optimise health and social care budgets across Europe.


  • Iracema Leroi - Clinical Senior Lecturer
  • Neil Pendleton - Professor of Medical Gerontology
  • Jahanara Miah – SENSE-Cog Project Manager – ‘Challenges and opportunities for patient involvement in dementia studies’