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Keynote Speaker: Mr. Ove Vedel Anderson. Educational Consultant, Nordic Centre for Welfare & Social Issues. Presentation at the 3rd International SensAge Conference, 23 June 2014: Promoting Active Participation By Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities. Please click at the powerpoint presentation below to view the presentation.

Ms Jeign Craig Vice President Hipen. Presentation at the 3rd International SensAge Conference, 23 June 2014: Promoting Active Participation By Ageing People with Sensory Disabilities. Please click at the powerpoint presentation below to view the presentation.

SURDI 49 est une structure départementale pour permettre aux malentendants et devenus-sourds de maintenir et développer une vie sociale et personnelle. Elle offre à ses adhérents un lieu d'accueil et de convivialité où l'on peut parler difficultés, projets, solutions avec d'autres personnes concernées par le même problème.

Bucodes SurdiFrance, union d'associations de malentendants et devenus sourds, oeuvre au niveau national pour informer et sensibiliser le plus grand nombre aux différentes pathologies auditives. Créée, animée et gérée par des personnes déficientes auditives, il a pour objectif de défendre les intérêts des devenus-sourds et malentendants et d’améliorer leurs conditions de vie.

Background. There is an increase in dual sensory impairment (DSI) (hearing and visual) with increase in elderly population. Most causes of DSI among elderly are treatable. This study determines the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community.

Gives information on various difficulties specific to this group and a guidance on how to assist. It debates ideas on how to classify the group, what to expect, risk factors in daily life, and the importance of rehabilitation. Families and care-takers benefit from the information. Speakers: Edberg, Kunskapscenter för Dövblindfrågor Svingen Skådalen Kompetansesenter Mortensen, Vedenscenter for Dövblindblevne Öhman, Dövblindteamet Vestra Götalandsregionen

Power point presentation about support system for eldery deafblind in Croatia

The Method Specialist Care was created to map the wishes of the inhabitants of De Vlasborch, a home for the visually impaired elderly. Next to that the method will equip the employees of Royal Dutch Visio.

Croatian impression of a deaf blind man. Link to a video of the life of a 74 years old deaf blind man in which he describes how he became deaf blind. He also talks about his education, his problems in communication and about his mobility.

Croatian Association of Deafblind Persons Dodir provides support for all deafblind people in Croatia. Support systems are divided into two parts: Support service and Centre for Sign Language interpreting. Support Service includes providing intervenors( support in mobility) and home instructors ( support for eldery deafblind) Centre for Sign Language Interpreting- sign language interpreters

Main sections Elderly people with severe dual sensory loss – a public health problem? Not being able to hear, not being able to see – what is done and what should be done for people with deafblindness? The challenge of progressive dual sensory loss Acquired deafblindness and dementia – a special challenge Communicating beyond speech

Deafblindness is a condition comprising the dual impairments of vision and hearing to a more or less severe degree. It hampers communication and access to information. Consequently, communication between two deafblind persons is often very difficult. How could it be facilitated? The scientific literature on this subject, although very limited, offers some area for consideration as well as the more general one, for example on training in communication.

Some of the best known, expert information providers in Europe have joined together to create the biggest, most comprehensive information service on assistive technology (AT) serving older and disabled people, their families and carers across the globe. On this webpage, you can find all the information you need on the existing assistive devices that can be used by elderly people with sensory disabilities and other people with all kinds of disabilities.

As many as 1 in 5 people ages 70 years or older have both hearing and vision loss. This article examines dual sensory loss, and provides recommendations for better serving the needs of this unique and growing patient population.

Usher syndrome type II is characterized by moderate to severe congenital deafness, normal vestibular function, and retinitis pigmentosa usually appearing in the patient’s late twenties or early thirties. Clinicians in the deaf-blindness program run jointly by the INLB and the IRD have noticed that certain individuals with this form of the syndrome complain of vertigo, dizziness and loss of balance.

Listening to a speaker while hearing another speaker talks is a challenging task for elderly listeners. We show that elderly listeners over the age of 65 with various degrees of age-related hearing loss benefit in this situation from also seeing the speaker they intend to listen to.

This brochure talks about deadfblindness, The Norwegian Resource System for Persons with Deafblindness, the regional resource centres, recource centres with nationwide services, the coordinating unit, the advisory committee and organisations for people with deafblindness.

Home instructor programe is of high importance for the eldery deafblind in Croatia. Educated support providers, home instructors, go to deafblind peoples houses, providing them support where they most need it. In such a way we prevent institutionalisation and strenghten deafblind in leading a more independent life.

Les personnes ayant un syndrome d’Usher ou une rétinite pigmentaire ont souvent de la difficulté à accepter d’utiliser une canne blanche dans leurs déplacements, principalement en raison de son caractère symbolique. De ce fait, ils ne recourent que tardivement aux services en orientation et mobilité pour apprendre les techniques d’utilisation de la canne, alors que des interventions plus précoces leur seraient davantage bénéfique.

DSI refers to the presence of both hearing and vision loss. The occurence of DSI is particularly prevalent among the aging population, with studies showing that 9% and 21% of adults over the age of 70 having some degree of DSI.

This briefing focuses on issues relating to the identification of people over the age of 60 in the UK who have dual sensory loss in the form of a combined hearing and sight impairment (deafblind). It is intended to raise awareness among people in contact with the elderly who do not have technical knowledge of deafblindness.

This web page was developped in the context of the Web Accessibility Initiative by W3C and is intended for people with disabilities who have difficulties accessing the Web. It gives an introduction to Web accessibility.

Purpose: this study examined the relation of dual and single sensory impairments, within the context of cognitive function, by using the framework of everyday competence in terms of the probability of difficulty with specific personal and instrumental activities of daily living (ADLs and IADLs, respectively)

Abstract Background It has been well established that increasing age is associated with decreasing functional ability in older adults. It is important to understand the specific factors that affect instrumental activities of daily living (IADL) and functional independence among older adults with sensory disabilities.

Vision and hearing impairments are among the most common age-related conditions affecting the elderly. There is an emerging literature regarding the profound functional, social, and physical and mental health consequences of either a vision or hearing impairment in later life.

This document sets out good practice guidelines for social and health care services in relation to older people for whom the normal ageing process is further complicated by a significant degree of dual sensory loss.