Priority 14 from the Multiple Conditions in Later Life PSP

UNCERTAINTY: How can cognitive decline due to lack of sensory stimulation or input be prevented in people who are older and experiencing multiple conditions? (JLA PSP Priority 14)
Overall ranking 14
JLA question ID 0064/14
Explanatory note This question came from both health professionals and carers. Health professionals worded their concerns very much in the way that the question is asked. However, carers voiced their concerns in a more indirect manner. For example, they would ask whether their relative's cognitive decline could be due to the fact that they didn’t see anyone or do anything all day in their care home? 

None identified that applied directly to all conditions in the over 85s

Health Research Classification System category Generic Health Relevance
Extra information provided by this PSP
Original uncertainty examples How can cognitive decline due to lack of sensory stimulation/ input be prevented?  Health and social care professionals  
Submitted by Health and social care professionals
PSP information
PSP unique ID 0064
PSP name Multiple Conditions in Later Life
Total number of uncertainties identified by this PSP. 97  (To see a full list of all uncertainties identified, please see the detailed spreadsheet held on the JLA website)
Date of priority setting workshop 24 April 2018