Effective reading courses for elderly with macular degeneration

Macular degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of visual impairment among older adults in Western Europe. It severely affects reading performance. We considered several training programs that aim to improve peripheral reading. There was no strong support in favor of one particular training method for rehabilitation of reading in macular degeneration, but there is evidence that older individuals with macular degeneration can be trained to improve reading performance.

You will be able to find the full-text article in Dutch ('Effectieve leestrainingen voor ouderen met maculadegeneratie', with an abstract in English) by clicking on this link.

Published in Neuropraxis 3 (2012), pp. 96-101.

Date: 01/01/2012
Author: J. Pijnacker, P. Verstraten, W. van Damme, J. Vandermeulen, B. Steenbergen
Organization: www.springer.com; Royal Dutch Visio
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Content type: Scientific publications
Tags: daily living skills, adults, macular degeneration, reading
Categories: Medical & Functions, Eye - Vision impairment, Skills, Daily living