Assessing perception problems in older people

Julie Swann
  • Nursing and Residential Care, June 2010, Mark Allen Group
  • DOI: 10.12968/nrec.2010.12.6.48101

How to identify perceptual problems when observing daily living activities.

What is it about?

This article contains practical advice on how observational skills and non-standardised perceptual tests can play a vital role in assessing difficulties such as apraxia and dyspraxia.

Why is it important?

Care staff can help to identify the difficulties experienced by older people and simple solutions.

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Mrs Julie I Swann

Simple alteration, such as using of contrasting colours, can make a significant difference to the management of practical tasks.

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