May 21, 2019 from 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Walter Wittich as he provides a profile of the participants in the CLSA Comprehensive Cohort with combined vision and hearing loss, describes the severity of their impairments, the congruence between objective and subjective measures of sensory impairment as well as hgihlights some of the relationships between their sensory loss and cognitive/social variables. To learn more click here. To register click here.

The objective of the study described in this article was to identify and summarize available research literature on participation experiences of people with deafblindness or dual sensory loss. 26 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This study sought to improve understanding the additional effects of having a sensory impairment (vision and/or hearing) in combination with cognitive impairment in relationship to health-related outcomes among older adults receiving home care or living in a long-term care home in Ontario, Canada. 27 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This online article examines dual sensory loss, and provides recommendations for better serving the needs of this unique and growing patient population.  Last reviewed April 2019.

This UK research study report looks at technology and older people with dual sensory impairment; sensory impairment, ageing and technology; barriers to using technology and conclusions and recommendations. 76 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The authors conducted a systematic review existing research to identify gaps in the literature regarding comorbidities and outcomes associated with dual sensory loss. 16 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This paper provides an overview on various deafblind profiles, deafblindness among older adults and modes of communication. There is discussion on training in communication and communication between two deafblind people. 19 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

Tuesday May 7th, 12-1PM EST join presenter Dr. Peter Cordell for this free webinar presentation. Learning objectives include:

  • Understand lithium pharmacology and pertinent considerations in older adults
  • Appreciate the evidence base of lithium use in older adults with a bipolar disorder
  • Given this understanding and appreciation, should you offer lithium to older adults with bipolar disorder

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On Monday June 3rd 2019 presenter Atul Jaiswal, PhD aimed 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 used 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 watch the recording of the presentation click here. To learn more check out this reading list and the attached pdfs.