June 19, 2019 from 10am-3pm at 99 Thorton Rd. S. Oshawa. This unique workshop provides learning opportunities for organizations or individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of individuals with a sensory loss and communication needs. This interactive workshop will address: sensory loss - characteristics and implications; total communication approach; communication systems; introduction to sign language - signed exact english and simulations - interactive sensory loss simulations. $150.00 lunch is included. Register here.

June 13, 2019 from 10am-3pm at 525 Coté St, Ottawa. This unique workshop provides learning opportunities for organizations or individuals who are looking to expand their knowledge and understanding of individuals with a sensory loss and communication needs. This interactive workshop will address: sensory loss - characteristics and implications; total communication approach; communication systems; introduction to sign language - signed exact english and simulations - interactive sensory loss simulations. $150.00 lunch is included. Register 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 editorial points out the importance of considering older adult patients hearing status in health care conversations. 2 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

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