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.
The study described sought to extend existing research by investigating the effects of dual sensory loss on mental health to identify factors that explain the longitudinal associations between sensory loss and depressive symptoms. 13 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.
The investigators utilized data from InterRAI assessments and compared older adults with dual sensory impairment to all other older adults focusing on demographic characteristics, functional and psychosocial outcomes. 17 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.