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A Perspective on Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities

Ms Jeign Craig Vice President Hipen.
 
Presentation at the 3rd International SensAge Conference, 23 June 2014: Promoting Active Participation By Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities.
 
Please click at the powerpoint presentation below to view the presentation.
 

 

Date: 23 June 2014 00:00
Author: Craig, Jeign

Facts, figures and definitions concerning blindness and sight loss

This short document gives many useful informations on blindness and sight loss. People with no previous knowledge can read this article without difficulty.                                             

 

Date: 15 May 2014 11:44
Author: European Blind Union

Dual Sensory Impairment among Community Dwelling Rural Elderly: Concern for Rehabilitation

Abstract

Background
There is an increase in dual sensory impairment (DSI) (hearing and visual) with increase in elderly population. Most causes of DSI among elderly are treatable. This study determines the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community. 

 

Date: 29 January 2014 17:18
Author: Deepthi Ramamurthy, Arvind Kasthuri, and Rekha Sonavane

Enabling good health for all: A reflection process for a new EU health strategy

This paper launches a reflection process to help define the future EU Health strategy. The EU is committed to bringing together all health players and building partnerships for health. This aim is inbuilt into EU action to complement national efforts to promote good health, minimise health inequalities and to tackle the factors that determine health.

 

Date: 1 January 2014 16:33
Author: David Byrne

Vision & Hearing Products

This webpage provides a list of different vision and hearing assistive devices to allow elderly people to have an as independent life as they can.                                                         

 

Date: 1 January 2014 12:10
Author: AgingCare

Senior Care Products

This webpage provides a list of assistive devices to allow elderly people to have an as independent life as they can, including vision and hearing assistive devices among many others.                 

 

Date: 1 January 2014 11:36
Author: AgingCare

Adult Vision: Over 60 Years of Age

This article explains what are the different conditions and diseases that affect vision as we get older. It also provides tips to drive safely and describes the different devices that can be used to deal with visual impairment.

 

Date: 1 January 2014 09:25
Author: American Optometric Association

Dual Sensory Impairment among Community Dwelling Rural Elderly: Concern for Rehabilitation

There is an increase in dual sensory impairment (DSI) (hearing and visual) with increase in elderly population. Most causes of DSI among elderly are treatable. This study determines the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community. 

 

Date: 30 September 2013 11:56
Author: Deepthi Ramamurthy, Arvind Kasthuri and Rekha Sonavane

What Is Age-Related Macular Degeneration?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye's macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly.

 

Date: 1 September 2013 17:04
Author: Kierstan Boyd

On the Special Needs of Blind and Low Vision Seniors

Book with papers, read in the International Conference on the Special Needs of Blind and Low Vision Seniors in Heidelberg march 2000 and some later written papers.

 

Date: 18 April 2013 15:30
Author: Hans-Werner Wahl, Hans-Eugen Schulze (ed.)

Visual Impairment and Functional Deficits in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Various forms and degrees of visual impairment and functional deficits may occur in patients with age related macular degeneration (ARMD). [etc.]

 

To view the content, please visit the full-text article (read below).

 

Date: 18 April 2013 15:20
Author: Hans-Werner Wahl, Hans-Eugen Schulze (ed.)

The AFB Seniorsite

VisionAware helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online community

 

Date: 24 July 2012 09:29
Author: VisionAware

The European Expert Meeting on Ageing People with Visual Impairment that was held at April 4-5 in Vught, the Netherlands

An overview of the results of the European Expert Meeting on Ageing People with Visual Impairment that was held at April 4-5 2011 in Vught, the Netherlands. The direct reason for this meeting was a request from ICEVI Europe to get the theme 'ageing people' more substantially on their conference agenda.

 

Date: 24 July 2012 08:57
Author: Ronald Vrydag et al

A new method for restoration of sensorineural hearing loss: a prospective clinical study

Summary
 
Background 
 
Sensorineural hearing loss, one of the most common diseases, has historically been regarded as an incurable and irreversible condition. The number of people with hearing loss has grown rapidly in recent years, because of the prevalence of environmental noise and the increase in the elderly population...

 

Date: 24 June 2012 17:03
Author: Eunyee Kwak, Sangyeop Kwak, Sookjin Song, Seonwoo Kim, and Sung Hwa Hong

Sensory changes

This paper on sensory changes addresses common changes seen with old age and the disease states and injury that occurs more frequently in aging and that impact the sensory system.                    

 

Date: 1 January 2012 12:00
Author: Pamela Z. Cacchione

Assistive Products

Some of the best known, expert information providers in Europe have joined together to create the biggest, most comprehensive information service on assistive technology (AT) serving older and disabled people, their families and carers across the globe.

On this webpage, you can find all the information you need on the existing assistive devices that can be used by elderly people with sensory disabilities and other people with all kinds of disabilities.

 

Date: 1 December 2011 11:31
Author: European Assistive Technology Information Network

Visual Impairment in the Elderly: Impact on Functional Ability and Quality of Life

In this article, we review the anatomical and physiological changes that occur in the aging eye and include information on the leading causes of vision loss in the elderly.                             

 

Date: 21 July 2011 15:06
Author: Juan Javier Servat, Miguel Risco, Yuri Rafael Nakasato and C. Robert Bernardino

Palliative care for older people: better practices

This publication aims to provide examples of better palliative care practices
for older people. Some examples consider how to improve aspects within the whole health system; specific examples consider how to improve palliative care education, support in the community, in hospitals or for specific groups of people. The publication is intended for policy-makers, decision-makers, planners and multidisciplinary professionals.

 

Date: 1 January 2011 10:12
Author: Sue Hall, Hristina Petkova, Agis D. Tsouros, Massimo Costantini and Irene J. Higginson

L’offre médico-sociale en faveur des personnes handicapées vieillissantes (dossier technique)

Ce document restitue les travaux qui se sont tenus sous forme de quatre ateliers d’échange de pratiques organisés par la CNSA entre novembre 2009 et février 2010 sous la coordination d’Hélène Marie.
La survenue du vieillissement chez les personnes handicapées renforce la nécessité de personnaliser les réponses, donc la logique d’organisation de l’accompagnement.

 

Date: 18 November 2010 16:37
Author: sous la coordination d’Hélène Marie

Hearing Impairment: Definitions, Assessment and Management

This publication on hearing impairment describes the types (conductive, sensorineural and mixed hearing loss and auditory processing disorder), the degree and the configuration of hearing loss as well as the types of assessment and the ways to manage such an impairment.

 

Date: 1 January 2010 12:18
Author: Rafi Shemesh
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