The general consensus is that developing coping strategies to manage everyday challenges and explaining your difficulty to others are likely to be of the most help in living with prosopagnosia. Alongside this, research into interventions to improve an individual’s ability to recognise a face has been ongoing for a number of years.
Strategies & Resources
A range of ideas, resources and coping strategies for managing life with prosopagnosia.
Explaining to Others
How to explain (to friends, employers, police etc) and ways in which other people can help.
A Day in the Life…….
Follow the ups and downs of daily life with face blindness.
Different people are likely to be affected in very different ways. Some people will avoid social gatherings as far as possible; others will smile at everyone they walk past just in case they know them. The pages on strategies and resources may be useful in helping you develop
Whichever approach someone uses there are likely to be times when these simply don’t work and explaining that you have Prosopagnosia may be the best way forward. Whether you tell everyone or just those closest to you, the pages on explaining to others can be shared with others or downloaded and printed out.
For many people with prosopagnosia, simply knowing that there is a reason that they are struggling to recognise others and that they are not alone, makes the biggest difference of all. You can follow the daily ups and downs of one individual negotiating the challenges of living with face blindness, in the blog “A Day in the Life of ….”.