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.

This Swedish booklet  is made up of a number of articles on a variety of considerations to support the quality of life for those with dual sensory loss. 32 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article describes a cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community. 8 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This study described in this article provides a treatment protocol for rehabilitation of dual sensory loss within low vision rehabilitation. 12 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This systematic review sought to investigate and summarize the evidence from studies that examined the mental health of older adults with dual sensory loss.  9 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

May 3rd, 2019 from 9-10AM EST. Join presenter Dr. Mary Manandhar as she discusses how the vision for the Decade of Healthy Ageing was created, the plans to develop it, and the ways various stakeholders can get involved. Register here.

Nov 7-10, 2019 at the Donald Gordon Conference Centre, Kingston. This small group learning program and preceptorship is for Family Physicians living within LHIN 9 and LHIN 10.  If you have any questions regarding the program please contact Jenny DeBruyn by phone 613-533-6000 x78395 or email debruynj@queensu.ca

Tues. April 23rd from 12-1PM EST.  Join this free webinar featuring Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the CLSA, and Dr. Yves Joanette, scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Aging. For more information or to register click here.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise 

5 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The aim of the study described in this article was to investigate whether older adults with low vision demonstrated lower functional health literacy than those without low vision. 7 pages. Last reviewed April 2019. 

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