Main sections Elderly people with severe dual sensory loss — a public health problem? Not being able to hear, not being able to see — what is done and what should be done for people with deafblindness? The challenge of progressive dual sensory loss Acquired deafblindness and dementia — a special challenge Communicating beyond speech.
Document published by AGE Platform on the impact of the financial crisis on the life of elderly people. The purpose of this brochure is to help senior citizens across the Union understand better what the Treaty of Lisbon and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU bring to older people in terms of citizenship, non-discrimination and equality between women and men, fundamental rights, employment, social protection, health safety and economic interest of consumers, human health protection and protection against violence and elder abuse.
Myopia is the result of errors of refraction causing a poor distant vision without affecting near vision. It is measured in negative diopters.
Symptoms vary according to myopia's severity and its onset age; and whether it affects one eye or both eyes. Myopia is detected at an ophthalmological check-up carried out by the ophthalmologist Treating myopia consists in correcting it through 3 main approaches: spectacles, lens and surgery. Myopia complications may occur; they will remain whatever the means used to correct it.
How is glass and steel engineered into cut-resistant gloves? They also have quite a noticeable brow over medium sized, dark eyes which always have a gentle, kind and intelligent look about them. Almost two-thirds of fatal falls were from roofs, scaffolds, and ladders. Source : National Fire Protection Association. Submit Content Share information through ReliefWeb to better inform humanitarians worldwide.
Eyes traumas do affect the eyes, but they can also involve eyelids and eye socket lesions. Eye traumas can be simple bruises such as blood effusions but also piercing wounds due to foreign bodies within the eyes. Finally, they can be burns, for instance caused by chemical products. Some pieces of information should be registered when faced with the traumas in order to cope with possible complications.
Presbyopia is the loss of the ability of the eye to focus or accommodate close-up vision in order to see clearly. Without any optical correction, the presbyopic sees objects in the distance well but those which are close up poorly. Presbyopia is detected during an ophthalmologic examination. The treatment can consist of using eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. Orthoptists are qualified health practitioners responsible for measuring eye-vision distortions and for assuming binocular vision rehabilitation. In order to do so, they carry out an orthoptic check-up highlighting oculomotor muscles and nerves weaknesses.
They are consulted after a visit to an ophthalmologist, a GP or a pediatrician. The author starts by setting the scene and the historical background of his work. Jean-Serge MICHEL unveils the origin and evolution of his deafblindness, the main difficulties and specificities which he experienced as a child and as an adult, in his professionnal and social environment. Main topics - The impact of vision loss at old age - Social support and loneliness - Building and maintaining a personal network.
The purpose of this brochure is to illustrate, through the presentation of existing good practice and more general considerations for policy making, how commitments of the Vienna Ministerial Declaration relate to various societal situations and can be successfully implemented in terms of concrete policies and actions. The examples and Proposals have all been selected from contributions to the Vienna conference. Purpose: To investigate the impact of different levels of simulated visual impairment on the cognitive test performance of older adults and to compare this with previous findings in younger adults.
Purpose: The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of depression in a sample of older adults with impaired vision and investigate associations between physical and visual disability and depression. Fully revised and completed the "Guide of technical AIDS for the hearing impaired and the deaf" 3rd edition. The guide offers a method, technical aids, auto-reeducation excercices and a summary. Lights, contrasts and guides for the elderly in EMS. This publication illustrates the perceptions of the visually impaired persons in their environment.
Participation of the visually impaired elderly, determinants and intervention, dissertation by Manna Alma. Current trends in treating hearing loss in elderly people: a review of the technology and treatment options, a mini-review. Our information on individual eye conditions is medically checked and is designed to be as useful as possible.
We have grouped them, in alphabetical order, into three groups: names beginning with A to C, D to N and O to Z to make them easier to find quickly. Click here If you wish to use this information for patients and clients, you will find that each page has a link to a printable version. Please feel free to print and photocopy as many copies of the information as you may need.
Coming to terms with having a sight problem can be tough. Dealing with the emotional and practical impact of changes to your sight can be overwhelming. Our guide to coping with sight loss contains information and links to sources of help. As well as selling a wide variety of products through our Online Shop, RNIB produces a number of magazines for blind and partially sighted people, including Vision magazine, our award-winning membership magazine for people with sight problems. Click here for more information. 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.
The direct reason for this meeting was a request from ICEVI Europe to get the theme 'ageing people' more substantially on their conference agenda. Deafblindness is a condition comprising the dual impairments of vision and hearing to a more or less severe degree. It hampers communication and access to information. Consequently, communication between two deafblind persons is often very difficult. How could it be facilitated?
The scientific literature on this subject, although very limited, offers some area for consideration as well as the more general one, for example on training in communication. Rehabilitation of reading in older individuals with macular degeneration: A review of effective training programs. Please, click the pdf-file at the bottom, to read the fullt text article. 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 Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit in the elderly, and it is becoming a severe social and health problem.
Press release from the European Commission Many disabled and reduced mobility air travellers still face problems of unjustified refusals, and other unfair demands when attempting to travel. This brochure will help strengthen the resolve to work together at European level and inspire more determined efforts in all Member States to promote active ageing, thereby ensuring that solidarity between generations can withstand the test of population ageing. Some ageing policies may be aimed at providing services within this status rather than at empowering older persons to live independently.
Here, a change of paradigm is needed. In order to gain the ability to remain active, the individual needs to invest in this process throughout the life course.
Appropriate societal structures, incentives and awareness-raising would enable persons to live an active life-style as long as possible. This factsheet is for people who are considering getting a cochlear implant, or who would like information about them.
The information is relevant for both adults who have hearing loss and parents of children with hearing loss. Germany is one of only four countries with a dedicated insurance system for long-term care. But as the population ages rapidly and birth rates remain low, the system in its current form may not be sustainable. 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. Macular degeneration MD is the most common cause of visual impairment among older adults in Western Europe.
It severely affects reading performance. We considered several training programs that aim to improve peripheral reading. There was no strong support in favor of one particular training method for rehabilitation of reading in macular degeneration, but there is evidence that older individuals with macular degeneration can be trained to improve reading performance.
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.
The European population aged over 80 is expected to more than double by , leading to significantly increased demand for long-term care LTC. This demographic shift is accompanied by changing social patterns, e. This press release published on the Italian website wwww. As many as 1 in 5 people ages 70 years or older have both hearing and vision loss. This article examines dual sensory loss, and provides recommendations for better serving the needs of this unique and growing patient population. 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.
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. Macular degeneration MD is the most common cause of visual impairment amongolder adults. People with MD have to rely onperipheral vision for reading. In this review, we considered several training programs that aim to improve peripheral reading, with a focus on eccentric viewing, oculomotorcontrol, or perceptual learning. This report focusses on budgetary challenges posed by ageing populations and reports on the impact on public spending on pensions, health and long-term care for the elderly and possible indicators of the long-term sustainablity of public finances.
It brings together the work undertaken in past two years by a group on ageing populations attached to the Economic Policy Committee.