Monday June 3rd from 12-1PM EST join presenter Atul Jaiswal, PhD as he aims to make professionals in the field understand the challenges faced by older adults with dual sensory loss and offer potential solutions to support them. He will highlight strategies that could help professionals in conducting clinical assessments and providing medical care to older adults with dual sensory loss. He will use case scenarios from the field in combination with recent knowledge developments in the field of dual sensory loss to present challenges and potential solutions. To learn more or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to dual sensory impairment and loss in older adults. Themes include:

  • screening
  • rehabilitation
  • assistive technology
  • mental health
  • quality of life
  • dementia 

4 pages. Last reviewed May 2019.

The authors examined the sensory screening education for and practice by occupational therapists working with older adults using a cross-sectional survey. 12 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The study described in this publication sought to identify screening tools, technologies and strategies that vision and hearing care specialists recommend to front-line healthcare professionals for the screening of older adults in long-term care homes who have dementia. 12 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The authors of this study sought to understand nurses' current experiences of screening and caring for long-term care residents who have dementia and sensory impairment. 14 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article describes findings from an investigation using data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. 9 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article focuses on the state of science related to audiological rehabilitation of individuals with dual sensory impairment with a focus on considerations of appropriate hearing assistive technology for this population. 7 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This global report shares insights into the context and rights for persons with deafblindness. A variety of dimensions are considered including inequality, poverty, work, education, health, social life and participation in political and public life. 66 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

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