Older People (Deaf Blind UK)

This web page from Deaf Blind UK is on elderly people who suffer from visual impairments. It explains what are the challenges these people encounter and also what are the existing means of support. 

As people age a loss of hearing and sight can occur. For a very small amount of people these problems occur with both senses simultaneously or gradually. Although this is often seen as part of the natural aging process and as such thought untreatable, there's a lot which can be done to help. The number of people experiencing deafblindness in later life is increasing, and it's thought that this is due to the greater number of people living beyond the age of 85.

Date: 01/01/2009
Author: no author
Organization: Deaf Blind UK
Reference: http://www.deafblinduk.org.uk/olderpeople.html
Only for Members: No
Content type: Good practises
Tags: deaf people, senior generation
Categories: Overall support