Making Sense of Sensory Losses as We Age

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.

Main parts
- Our senses and the aging process
- Understanding sensory loss
- Vision and aging
- Hearing and aging
- Taste, smell and aging
- Touch and aging
- Coping with sensory loss
- Resources for coping with sensory loss
- References

Date: 08/01/2008
Author: Dena Kemmet; Sean Brotherson
Organization: North Dakota State University
Reference: http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/pubs/yf/famsci/fs1378.pdf
Only for Members: No
Content type: Presentation
Tags: deaf people, blindness, best practices, hearing impaired, hearing loss, low vision, senior generation, visually impaired
Categories: Overall support