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 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.
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.