Understanding impairments

Being independent and staying in touch with loved ones is important for everyone. We've brought together some tips on how to recognise and manage a range of common impairments.

Choose one of the impairments in the navigation panel to read about the impairment and find some simple suggestions for making life easier.

Get to know more about the day-to-day lives of people living with dementia:

Dementia Diaries is a new national project that brings together people’s diverse experiences of living with dementia as a series of audio diaries. It serves as a public record and a personal archive that documents, with the aim of prompting a richer dialogue about the varied forms of the condition. Go to recent post to find out more.

Do you need help making your computer, tablet or smartphone easier to use?

Have a look at the many ways you can customise your device, making the internet easier to use. See how to make your keyboard and mouse, Windows or your favourite applications suit you and your needs.


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