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Date: 01 Dec 2014 12:10
Author: AGE Platform Europe

The intention of the Guide is to present some good practice examples of civil dialogue on ageing issues including those that promote social inclusion in old age. The Guide also makes some proposals on how best to implement and participate in the civil dialogue process across all national policy-making levels: from governmental level down through to regional and local level strategies and initiatives which aim to improve the daily lives of older people.

Date: 03 Sep 2014 10:41
Author: Brouquier Alain

In France, millions of caregivers regularly help with non-professional help at least one person in their lives living at home: take to the doctor, housework, help for eating, financial or material support Plusieurs millions d’aidants aident régulièrement et à titre non professionnel au moins une personne de leur entourage vivant à domicile. Une journée nationale leur est consacrée.

Date: 10 Jul 2014 12:26
Author: Ruben Koman

As the VISAL (Visually Impaired Seniors Active Learning) project enters its final stages, one of the key resources developed during the project is now available. The VISAL toolkit is designed to enable those working with older people with visual impairments to help and encourage them to participate actively in their local community.

Date: 30 Jun 2014 16:18
Author: Brouquier Alain

Le Li1 est une invention qui révolutionne la vie des seniors et de leur entourage. Avec ses capteurs invisibles et son système de cartes polyvalentes, la sécurité de la personne âgée est assurée et sa vie facilitée. D'une simplicité enfantine, le Li1 veille sur la santé et la sécurité de son utilisateur, mais il lui permet aussi de téléphoner, recevoir des messages, écouter la radio, surfer sur le net, recevoir des informations ciblées et gérer son agenda!

Date: 26 Jun 2014 14:08
Author: Brouquier Alain

ProDeafToolkit is an innovation European project in continuing professional development. To help the public and businesses to meet the requirements of anti-discrimination laws our consortium seeks solutions to put in place the teaching and knowledge needed to adress the needs of deaf and hearing impaired people in society.

Date: 25 Jun 2014 17:09
Author: Brouquier Alain

Le Centre Local d 'Information et de Coordination a vocation à être un lieu ressource pour les personnes âgées et leur entourage ; un lieu d’accueil, d’information et d’orientation qui conseille et délivre des renseignements complets sur les différents services existants pour les retraités, les personnes âgées et leur entourage, et pour les professionnels de la gérontologie et du maintien à domicile.

Date: 25 Jun 2014 12:23
Author: no author

In this publication we focus on the accessibility of printed and electronic documents intended for a broad audience including websites, books, invoices, letters, leaflets etc.

Date: 23 Jun 2014 21:02
Author: Frouck de Boer

Good interior lighting facilitates the performance of daily activities (ADL) of the visually impaired in their homes. To view the presentation, click the powerpoint presentation at the link below. Presentation at the 3rd SensAge conference at York, June 23 by Frouck de Boer (Royal Dutch Visio).

Date: 23 Jun 2014 15:20
Author: Brouquier Alain

L’ Equipe d’Appui en Adaptation Réadaptation (EARR) de l’Agglomération Angevine intervient pour favoriser le maintien à domicile des personnes âgées, personnes atteintes de maladies chroniques et personnes en situation de handicap vieillissantes en risque de perte d’autonomie dont la fragilité a été repérée par un professionnel de premier recours.

Date: 23 Jun 2014 12:08
Author: Brouquier Alain

Le CICAT est un espace d’information, de conseil, de démonstration et de prêt, dédié aux aides techniques spécifiques à la déficience sensorielle (visuelle et/ou auditive). C'est une plate-forme d’aides techniques, situé a Angers, qui apporte des informations et des conseils sur les outils spécifiques à la déficience sensorielle relevant de différents domaines de la vie.

Date: 23 Jun 2014
Author: Petrie, Helen

Keynote speaker: Prof. Helen Petrie, Professor of Human Computer Interaction, University of York. 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.

Date: 23 Jun 2014
Author: Craig, Jeign

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.

Date: 23 Jun 2014
Author: Wanet, Marie Chantal

Ms Marie Chantal Wanet (INLB) 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.

Date: 23 Jun 2014
Author: Anderson, Ove Vedel

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.

Date: 23 Jun 2014
Author: Hajjam, Jawad

Mr. Jawad Hajjam. 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.

Date: 23 Jun 2014
Author: Craig, Jeign

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.

Date: 20 Jun 2014 17:35
Author: Brouquier Alain

Géré par la Mutualité Française Anjou Mayenne, le CRBV, établissement de Soins de Suite et de Réadaptation, établissement de santé privé d’intérêt collectif (ESPIC), propose à près de 400 personnes déficientes visuelles par an, un bilan personnalisé des capacités fonctionnelles visuelles et un parcours de rééducation, réadaptation et un accompagnement personnalisé.

Date: 20 Jun 2014 16:40
Author: Brouquier Alain

La Maison Départementale de l'Autonomie est en France un groupement d’intérêt public présent dans les départements, qui a vocation à apporter le même service au bénéfice de l’ensemble des personnes requérant une aide à l’autonomie quels que soient leur âge, l’origine et la nature de leur déficience. La MDA est intégrée dans une organisation globale en charge de la politique départementale en faveur des personnes handicapées et des personnes âgées.

Date: 20 Jun 2014 15:53
Author: Brouquier Alain

Réalisé par le Centich, espace d’accueil, d’information et de conseils en aides techniques parcours de sensibilisation et de prévention banc d’essai des technologies pour l’autonomie dans le logement, lieu d’échanges et de formation pour les professionnels. Un exemple d'innovation pour aider à compenser la perte d'autonomie dans tous les actes de la vie quotidienne.

Date: 20 Jun 2014 15:11
Author: Brouquier Alain

Centre de ressources et d’orientation régional vers les pôles de compétences. Structure pour l’insertion professionnelle des personnes déficientes visuelles ou auditives et pour leur apporter des réponses ainsi qu’à leur entourage personnel ou professionnel, avec un espace labellisé d’exposition spécialisée le CICAT.

Date: 10 Jun 2014 12:02
Author: Duquette, Josée

A number of studies have shown the effectiveness of group approaches for older persons with a visual impairment (VI). In the studies surveyed, the programs aim at improving functional and/or psychosocial self-management. Contents and forms of these group approaches are briefly addressed, as well as their impact and the main barriers to participation of VI elderlies to group interventions.

Date: 03 Feb 2014 14:20
Author: Nena Georgantzi, Heidrun Mollenkopf, Marja Pijl and Ophélie Durand

This publication presents the outcomes of a small qualitative study that took place in the frame of the European Union-funded Home Sweet Home project. It aims at shedding the light to barriers and enablers for the acceptance of new technologies that are introduced to help older persons live autonomously and manage better their health.

Date: 01 Jan 2014 12:58
Author: no author

The "Guide Dogs for the Blind Seniors" Program covers all services free of charge including: -Transportation to and from the Guide Dogs for the Blind campus -Room and board -Dog equipment -A Guide Dog

Date: 01 Jan 2014 11:49
Author: no author

This information was developed by the National Eye Institute to help patients and their families search for general information about age-related macular degeneration. An eye care professional who has examined the patient's eyes and is familiar with his or her medical history is the best person to answer specific questions.

Date: 01 Jan 2014 10:40
Author: Vicki L. Schmall

The efficiency of the sensory organs—vision, hearing, taste, smell, and touch—declines with age, but the age of onset and rate of decline differ markedly among people. This publication explains the sensory changes older people experience and suggests what you can do to help.

Date: 01 Jan 2014 10:06
Author: Jack L. Bowersox

As individuals age, it is common to experience changes in sensory perceptions—vision, hearing, smell, etc. Modifying one’s home environment to compensate for sensory loss can assist the older adult in maximizing their independence and ability to age in place. First, it is important to understand how the environment is perceived and negotiated by the older person.

Date: 29 Oct 2013 10:56
Author: Arnadottir Gudbjorg

Powerpoint presentation – Ageing in Iceland, Involvement, independence and participation in decision-making. The presentation is in english. In the text body you will find the text in Icelandic language.

Date: 29 Oct 2013 10:19
Author: Arnadottir Gudbjorg

Powerpoint presentation - Serving the elderly (e) A presentation of the NIB Iceland and its service to the ageing with visual impairment. The presentation is in English. Below you will find the text in Icelandic language.

Date: 21 Oct 2013 17:41
Author: Arnadottir Gudbjorg

The Office of The Ageing Affaires in Iceland instigated a congress in celebration of The European Year of the Ageing The congress was held by the authorities to initiate and promote ideas regarding the ageing, instigated by The Ministry of Welfare, City of Reykjavik, The National Association of the Ageing, The Office of The Ageing Affaires and four associations of different professionals. This resulted in a facebook-site https://www.facebook.com/farsaeloldrun?fref=ts

Date: 21 Oct 2013 17:34
Author: Arnadottir Gudbjorg

NIB Iceland; homepage This is the homepage of National Institute for the blind, visually impaired and deafblind in Iceland. Various information for the Institute‘s clients; users of the services, teachers, parents, care-takers: www.midstod.is

Date: 21 Oct 2013 13:55
Author: Tarczay Sanja

terminology,identity,communication, new achievements in deafblind interpreting

Date: 08 Sep 2013 11:06
Author: European Guide Dogs Mobility Standards

On the home page of the egdms website, you can find tips and advice on: How does a guide dog get trained to help you? The steps to take to get pet insurance for your guide dog What are the benefits of having a guide dog?

Date: 25 Aug 2013 13:20
Author: no author

This short video (6 minutes) from the European Commission explains what are your rights as a passenger with reduced mobility when traveling by train, bus or plane.

Date: 16 Jul 2013 15:00
Author: Uzun Tajana

Power point presentation about support system for eldery deafblind in Croatia

Date: 11 Jun 2013 16:15
Author: Royal Dutch Visio

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.

Date: 11 Jun 2013 15:50
Author: Dodir

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.

Date: 07 Jun 2013
Author: Uzun Tajana

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

Date: 02 May 2013 11:18
Author: Christianne Almendros - Josiane Heyraud

Parents et professionnels auprès de personnes déficientes visuelles trouveront dans cet ouvrage quelques clés utiles pour soutenir et promouvoir une maîtrise du quotidien, qui autorise la confiance en soi et aide le sujet à trouver sa place dans la vie sociale en tant que citoyen à part entière, en toute dignité.

Date: 18 Apr 2013 15:30
Author: Hans-Werner Wahl, Hans-Eugen Schulze (ed.)

Book with papers, read in the International Conference on the Special Needs of Blind and Low Vision Seniors in Heidelberg march 2000 and some later written papers.

Date: 18 Apr 2013 14:58
Author: Hans-Werner Wahl, Hans-Eugen Schulze (ed.)

Sight loss in later life can be devastating as it touches every aspect of a person's identity and social role.

Date: 18 Jan 2013 17:12
Author: Duquette, Josée

Antiangiogenic treatments have led to spectacular improvements in a significant percentage of patients with neovascular (or “wet”) age-related macular degeneration. How can these results be interpreted in terms of vision rehabilitation? Which proportion of patients improve their vision following these treatments? Do they actually regain normal vision? What is the impact of these treatments when the vision impairment is already severe?

Date: 18 Jan 2013 14:49
Author: Duquette, Josée

The prevalence of falls among seniors is high and represents a public health problem. Falls result from an interaction of multiple intrinsic (individual condition and behaviour) and extrinsic (environment) risk factors, among which are vision disorders. This brought us to ascertain the extent of knowledge and current evidence on the effectiveness of prevention measures from a visual point of view, and on the impact of rehabilitation on reducing falls among older adults with visual impairments.

Date: 02 Jan 2013
Author: Adelina Comas-Herrera, Joan Costa-Font, Cristiano Gori, Alessandra di Maio, Concepció Patxot, Linda Pickard, Alessandro Pozzi, Heinz Rothgang, Raphael Wittenberg

This European study of long-term care expenditure investigates the key factors that are likely to affect the future expenditure on long-term care services in Germany, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom. The approach involves investigating how sensitive long-term care projections are to assumptions made about future trends in different factors, using comparable projection models.

Date: 02 Nov 2012 16:14
Author: Trine Skov Uldall; Arlene J. Astell; Maggie P. Ellis; Henriette Hermann Olesen; P. O. Edberg; Barbra Westerholm

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

Date: 19 Sep 2012 15:24
Author: Dirk Jarré

The purpose of this brochure is to illustrate, through the presentation of existing good practice and more general considerations for policy making, how commitments of the 2012 Vienna Ministerial Declaration relate to various societal situations and can be successfully implemented in terms of concrete policies and actions. The examples and Proposals have all been selected from contributions to the Vienna conference.

Date: 11 Jul 2012 17:25
Author: Duquette, Josée

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.

Date: 11 Jun 2012 14:44
Author: European Commission

These guidelines to improve and facilitate the application of Regulation (EC) N° 1107/2006 (the "Regulation") have been prepared in the form of answers to the most frequently asked questions on the Regulation.

Date: 01 Jun 2012 17:45
Author: European Commission

This brochure will help strengthen the resolve to work together at European level and inspire more determined efforts in all Member States to promote active ageing, thereby ensuring that solidarity between generations can withstand the test of population ageing.

Date: 02 Apr 2012 11:45
Author: Chantal Holzschuch, France Mourey, Dominique Manière, Marie-Paule Christiaen, Monique Gerson-Thomas, Jean-Pierre Lepoivre, Murielle Paulin, Catherine Creuzot-Garcher, Pierre Pfitzenmeyer

Une équipe pluridisciplinaire du centre gériatrique de Champmaillot du CHRU de Dijon fait le point dans le domaine de la basse-vision en gériatrie. Ce livre est destiné à aider aussi bien les professionnels de santé que les directeurs et les familles.

Date: 07 Oct 2011 11:30
Author: Debra Busacco

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.

Date: 18 Nov 2010 16:37
Author: sous la coordination d’Hélène Marie

Ce document restitue les travaux qui se sont tenus sous forme de quatre ateliers d’échange de pratiques organisés par la CNSA entre novembre 2009 et février 2010 sous la coordination d’Hélène Marie. La survenue du vieillissement chez les personnes handicapées renforce la nécessité de personnaliser les réponses, donc la logique d’organisation de l’accompagnement.

Date: 24 Oct 2010 17:07
Author: Economic Policy Committee

This report focusses on budgetary challenges posed by ageing populations and reports on the impact on public spending on pensions, health and long-term care for the elderly and possible indicators of the long-term sustainablity of public finances. It brings together the work undertaken in past two years by a group on ageing populations attached to the Economic Policy Committee.

Date: 15 Jun 2010 11:47
Author: AGE Platform Europe

Human dignity is inviolable. Age and dependency cannot be the grounds for restrictions on any inalienable human right and civil liberty acknowledged by international standards and embedded in democratic constitutions. Everybody, regardless of gender, age or dependency is entitled to enjoy these rights and freedoms and everybody is entitled to defend their human and civil rights.

Date: 24 May 2010 17:22
Author: Shadi Abou-Zahra

This document is intended for people who have a disability that make web browsing difficult. It provides references to resources, including detailed documentation and step-by-step guides, to help you customize your particular web browser and computer setup.

Date: 01 Jan 2010 12:00
Author: no author

This report would not have been possible without the time and commitment given by older blind and partially sighted people living in Tullamore, Salzburg and Marseille. Participants in the focus groups were able to share their experiences of adapting to poor vision whilst endeavouring to continue accessing the communities in which they lived.

Date: 01 Jan 2010 11:06
Author: Graham Strong

This paper focusses on Universal Design which is a process that seeks to create products and environments that can be used equally effectively by everyone, including people with significant levels of disablement. Creating environments that are more “universal” requires a special understanding of the performance characteristics of those who are potentially marginalized by less inclusive design strategies.

Date: 21 Oct 2009 18:00
Author: Duquette, Josée

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.

Date: 01 Oct 2009 09:48
Author: AGE Platform Europe in partnership with the Committee of the Regions

There are a number of opportunities for local and regional actors to access EU funding for innovative projects around ageing issues but often information is difficult to find and it is the purpose of this brochure to facilitate this process.

Date: 31 Jan 2009
Author: Eikholt National Resource Centre for the Deafblind

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.

Date: 01 Jan 2009 14:59
Author: Mary Schulte

Care for elderly in home takes a lot of planning. Whatever way it happens, it may involve big changes in life style, and it's best to plan for in advance, if possible. Care may take place in their own home (perhaps with home healthcare services too), or your elderly loved one may be moving in with someone else (perhaps you). Here is a list of tips and ideas to improve the quality of life of these elderly people.

Date: 01 Jan 2009 12:06
Author: no author

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.

Date: 05 Oct 2008
Author: Uzun Tajana

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.

Date: 01 Aug 2008 13:58
Author: Dena Kemmet; Sean Brotherson

The process of aging begins at birth and continues throughout life. Change is an inevitable part of the aging process. Sensation is the physical and mental process that allows us to receive information from our surrounding environment through the ears, skin, tongue, nostrils, eyes and other specialized sense organs. Key sensing processes include vision, hearing, touch, taste and smell.

Date: 28 Jun 2008 14:30
Author: Duquette, Josée

Quoiqu'aucun outil spécifique de dépistage de l’épuisement des aidants naturels des personnes ayant une déficience visuelle n’ait été répertorié, nous en avons identifié deux, qui ont été utilisés dans des recherches scientifiques en déficience visuelle, ainsi que deux autres qui ont été développés ou traduits par des chercheurs québécois. Ils sont brièvement présentés dans ce document-synthèse de veille informationnelle.

Date: 25 Jun 2008 14:11
Author: Directorate-General Energy and Transport (European Commission)

This short video (less than 5 minutes) was made by the European Commission for people with reduced mobility. It runs through a new European regulation that guarantees more rights for both the disabled and people with reduced mobility when they travel by air.

Date: 09 Jun 2008 17:37
Author: Duquette, Josée

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.

Date: 01 Feb 2008
Author: Norbert Malanowski, Rukiye Ozcivelek [et al.]

This report highlights the main policies related to active ageing and the policy fields, health, work and retirement, where ICT-based services will be determinant. It is published by the European Commission-Joint Research Centre-Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

Date: 01 Dec 2007
Author: AGE Platform Europe

Lifelong Learning - A Tool For All Ages Lifelong learning is of key importance for individuals of all ages and holds an array of benefits for them and society. It promotes their full economic and societal participation, enables them to be better informed and more active citizens, contributes to their personal well being and fulfilment, supports their creativity and innovation, and increases their efficiency as workers or volunteers.

Date: 02 Sep 2007 14:11
Author: Isabel Borges

This brochure explains the importance of creating an enabling environment as well as direct approaches to promoting healthy habits and lifestyles. It also underlines the importance of promoting a positive and integrated approach to health by addressing a range of social, economic, housing, transport, new technology, education and other relevant policies that have an impact on health.

Date: 01 Feb 2007 12:53
Author: Dan Orzech

This article from Social Work Today journal describes the consequences for elderly people of having different types of sensory impairment such as loss of vision, hearing, taste, smell and touch.

Date: 08 Jan 2007
Author: Diane Roberts, Thomas Scharf, Miriam Bernard and Peter Crome

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.

Date: 01 Jan 2007 16:14
Author: National Eye Health Education Program

The purpose of this literature review is to provide information about the eye health care needs of older adults. Age-related eye diseases and conditions are the most important drivers for the various types of eye health care required by older adults.

Date: 01 Aug 2005 19:04
Author: Shawn Lawton Henry

This document shows how Web accessibility depends on several components working together and how improvements in specific components could substantially improve Web accessibility. It also shows how the WAI guidelines address these components.

Date: 01 Feb 2005 18:34
Author: Shawn Lawton Henry

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.

Date: 04 Dec 2004 16:56
Author: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorder (NIDCD)

This webpage on hearing loss and old age answers all the questions that elderly people with hearing impairment might ask themselves and give very informative and concrete answers.

Date: 01 Mar 2003
Author: Association des établissements de réadaptation en déficience physique du Québec

This document is made for stakeholder teams and managers of programs serving older visually impaired customers. It aims to facilitate the exercise of drafting and revision programming rehabilitation teams in place. L’association des établissements en réadaptation en déficience physique du Québec is regrouping all the rehabilitation agencies in Québec for people with sensorial disabilities.

Date: 01 Jan 2002 12:52
Author: Christel Jaubert and Alexandra Resch

The ageing of Europe’s population will be a crucial challenge for the 21st century. Society will be facing 3 changes: 1st, increasing numbers of older people demanding new social structures and opportunities; 2nd, increasing numbers of disabled older people requiring new services with resulting economic consequences; 3rd, complex economic, technological, organisational and social challenges involved in the ageing of society.

Date: 25 May 1999
Author: COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

This Communication "Towards a Europe for all Ages" constitutes the contribution of the Commission to the UN International Year of Older Persons. It aims to stimulate debate between and with Member States. It sets out the implications of the ageing of the population in employment, social protection, health and social services and proposes a strategy for effective policy responses in these fields.

Date: 02 Jan 1999 15:31
Author: Youmasu J. Siewe

An older person may find it easier to change their ways of performing daily tasks when he/she understands how the aging process affects their sensory system. Then, one can begin to make appropriate adaptations and accept those sensory losses that cannot be completely overcome.

Date: 01 Jun 1995 09:42
Author: no author

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.

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