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Date: 01 Dec 2014
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: 22 Sep 2014
Author: Lieve M. Roets – Merken, Sytse U. Zuidema, Myrra J.F.J. Vernooij – Dassen, Gertrudis I.J.M. Kempen

A validation of the article “Sjekkliste for kartlegging av kombinerte alvorlige sansetap blant eldre” (Kolbein Lyng, Else Marie Svingen). This study investigated the psychometric properties of the Severe Dual Sensory Loss screening tool, a tool designed to help nurses and care assistants to identify hearing, visual and dual sensory impairment in older adults.

Date: 22 Sep 2014
Author: Kolbein Lyng, Else Marie Svingen

The checklist is developed for use in nursing and care services where the staff knows the users from everyday life. The questions in the checklist refer to typical behavioral characteristics for severe visual- and hearing impairment and one question about possession of technical aids for vision and/or hearing.

Date: 05 Sep 2014
Author: Jean Briens

International medical symposium in Marseille in France in May 2014, with a presentation of a network about deaph and blind people. This network was created by: Individuals,Professionals and users representatives, all staff members People interested in the subject of deafblindness A common concern: What, how and where can I help?

Date: 04 Aug 2014
Author: no author

In this webpage of the British Cochlear Implant Group (BCIG), you can find 39 frequently asked questions people might ask themselves about cochlear implants.

Date: 11 Jul 2014
Author: Nena Georgantzi; Maude Luherne

On the occasion of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, AGE co-organised a high-level seminar addressing the issue of older people’s human rights in the area of long-term care. The event presented two new relevant EU initiatives and discussed how to strengthen legal protection of older people in need of care and assistance and safeguard dignity in old age.

Date: 10 Jul 2014
Author: Ruben Koman

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

The objective of the project Intelligible City For All is the enhancement of the sense of security and self confidence of presbycusis people, whose hearing degradation increases with age. This project targets the design of embedded solutions in mass products of the larger public at reasonable cost for both populations: with pseudo-normal and presbyacoustic hearing.

Date: 26 Jun 2014
Author: European Blind Union

This web page from the European Blind Union gives a list of important dates for EBU and all the people who have visual impairments such as the anniversary of its foundation (27 August 1984) or the World Sight Day (12 October)

Date: 25 Jun 2014
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: 24 Jun 2014
Author: Dryden, Gordon

Mr. Gordon Dryden. Presentation at the 3rd International SensAge Conference, June 24 2014 (project meeting): 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: Cankova, Stefana

Ms Stefana Cankova (EASPD) 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: Bláithín Gallagher

Conference Chair. Dr Bláithín Gallagher, Marie Curie Research Fellow, 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: Dryden, Gordon.

Mr. Gordon Dryden NCBI. 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: 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
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: 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: 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: 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
Author: Lennox Adams

Booklet provides information about the psychological issues that the families and relatives of VIP (visually impaired persons) should be aware of. Psychology of the relatives and the individual with visual impariment is highly important for a healthy and socially inclusive future and society.

Date: 02 Jun 2014
Author: no auhtor

As we age, our bodies experience natural changes that can dramatically influence the safety of our own home. Often these changes occur gradually, almost undetectably, until suddenly there is a fall or a deterioration of independence. This text will tell what changes you can make at home to make it safer for elderly people who experience sensory disabilities that are acquired with age.

Date: 15 May 2014
Author: European Blind Union

This short document gives many useful informations on blindness and sight loss. People with no previous knowledge can read this article without difficulty.

Date: 17 Apr 2014
Author: Uzun Tajana

The article discusses different types of deafblindness and ways of communicating/ working with the deafblind. In a very straightforward way it gives all necesary information on deafblindness and shows how different types of vision and hearing loss ask for different communication methods.

Date: 28 Mar 2014
Author: European Commission

This document contains guidance on accessibility in the form of Frequently Asked Questions regarding practical aspects of web content creation. Each question provides comments and clarifications about typical accessibility issue that webmasters and internet editors face in their daily work.

Date: 01 Mar 2014
Author: Kristinn Halldor Einarsson; Birkir R. Gunnarsson

Report on two big projects BIOVI took on in order to secure access to information for visually impaired people in Iceland, with special attention to the needs of senior citizens with visual impairments.

Date: 05 Feb 2014
Author: Julie BRIN

Le réveil vibrant de voyage permet de l'emener partout facilement et d'être réveillé au choix par clignotement lumineux, par bip sonores et/ou vibrations. Fonction snooze, écran rétro éclairé, affichage digital 12h ou 24h, clip d'attache.

Date: 03 Feb 2014
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: 29 Jan 2014
Author: Deepthi Ramamurthy, Arvind Kasthuri, and Rekha Sonavane

Abstract 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.

Date: 01 Jan 2014
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: 01 Jan 2014
Author: AgingCare

This webpage provides a list of assistive devices to allow elderly people to have an as independent life as they can, including vision and hearing assistive devices among many others.

Date: 01 Jan 2014
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
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
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
Author: AgingCare

This webpage provides a list of different vision and hearing assistive devices to allow elderly people to have an as independent life as they can.

Date: 01 Jan 2014
Author: David Byrne

This paper launches a reflection process to help define the future EU Health strategy. The EU is committed to bringing together all health players and building partnerships for health. This aim is inbuilt into EU action to complement national efforts to promote good health, minimise health inequalities and to tackle the factors that determine health.

Date: 01 Jan 2014
Author: American Optometric Association

This article explains what are the different conditions and diseases that affect vision as we get older. It also provides tips to drive safely and describes the different devices that can be used to deal with visual impairment.

Date: 03 Dec 2013
Author: GAT4PROVIP PROJECT

The vast majority of patients with low vision can be helped to function at a higher level with the use of low vision devices. Low vision specialists recommend appropriate low vision devices and counsel patients on how better to deal with their reduced vision in general. Many government and private organizations exist to aid the visually impaired.

Date: 03 Dec 2013
Author: GAT4PROVIP PROJECT

A document of Bolu GAT4PROVIP PROJECT which contains further Information on assistive terchnologies and providers Sources of Information. This document contains links to different addresses on the internet.

Date: 03 Dec 2013
Author: GAT4PROVIP PROJECT

Statistic overview of the EU members and its population, the general employment and unemployment, the EBU labour market key facts, the estimated number of visually impaired people by country and age and the estimated number of visually impaired people in working age: employment/unemployment.

Date: 03 Dec 2013
Author: GAT4PROVIP PROJECT

A list of Braille Producers in Europe from Bolu GAT4PROVIP PROJECT. The braille producers out of the document have their own web pages. The list contains braille producers from all over the world, from the United Kingdom, France, Austria and Australia.

Date: 02 Dec 2013
Author: Carol Thomas

The purpose of the Report is the provision of an Information Record of models of specialist accommodation and care for older people, and related standards, in use across the countries of the European Union, the acceding and candidate countries, and the EFTA countries: Norway, Switzerland, Iceland and Liechtenstein (in total 38 countries).

Date: 07 Nov 2013
Author: Liliya Plastunova

This (YouTube) video and creative tree give the opportunity to introduce elderly people with sensory disabilities to the wonders of today's assistive technology and show them that Assistive Technology products are user-friendly and multifaceted.

Date: 04 Nov 2013
Author: no auther

Contents What is a cochlear implant? How does a cochlear implant work? Who gets cochlear implants? How does someone receive a cochlear implant? What does the future hold for cochlear implants? Where can I get additional information?

Date: 03 Nov 2013
Author: N/A

CORRECTABLE EYE DISEASES

Date: 03 Nov 2013
Author: GAT4PROVIP PROJECT

Assistive Technologies available for Visually Impaired people, Hearing Impaired People and Cognitive Impaired People. An assistive technology device, as defined by the United States Assistive Technology Act of 1998 , is any "product, device, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."

Date: 01 Nov 2013
Author: AGE Platform Europe

We want to use the opportunity of this European Year 2013 to highlight our work to promote a participative and inclusive democracy in Europe, and voice our recommendations for a stronger participation of older persons in society. In the following pages we will stress why and how AGE is working to strengthen civil dialogue on ageing and the involvement of older users in the production of solutions that suit their needs.

Date: 08 Sep 2013
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: 01 Sep 2013
Author: Kierstan Boyd

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a deterioration or breakdown of the eye's macula. The macula is a small area in the retina — the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of the eye. The macula is the part of the retina that is responsible for your central vision, allowing you to see fine details clearly.

Date: 25 Aug 2013
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: 11 Jun 2013
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: 07 Jun 2013
Author: Ruth van Nispen

Demographic aging will lead to an increased demand for medical care, including low vision rehabilitation. Therefore, in the near future, low vision rehabilitation centers need to make efficient decisions and choose the rehabilitation program that has the greatest likelihood of benefiting each individual.

Date: 07 Jun 2013
Author: Ruth van Nispen

According to the World Health Organisation 285 million people worldwide are visually impaired, of which 65% is 50 years or older. Due to an aging population in the more developed nations, the prevalence of visual impairment increases rapidly.

Date: 01 Jun 2013
Author: Axel Börsch-Supan

This survey seeks to analyse the process of population ageing in depth. It is the first study to examine the different ways in which people aged 50 and older live in 20 European countries.

Date: 21 May 2013
Author: Ashutosh Kacker

This webpage explains all basic facts about cochlear implants. A cochlear implant is a small electronic device that helps people hear. A cochlear implant is not the same thing as a hearing aid. The device is surgically implanted and works in a different way.

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

This study is intended to contribute to existing research on long-term psychosocial adaptation to age-related vision loss.

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

To examine discrepancies and similarities regarding the psychological impact of visual impairment in patients of different age.

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

Various forms and degrees of visual impairment and functional deficits may occur in patients with age related macular degeneration (ARMD). [etc.] To view the content, please visit the full-text article (read below).

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

This lecture addresses the meaning of age related vision impairment to older people, stepping into their shoes so to speak and considering their perspective.

Date: 11 Jan 2013
Author: Marc Green

The present article focusses on the driving ability of older people and its link to visual problems.

Date: 09 Jan 2013
Author: Manna A. Alma, Johan W. Groothoff [et al.]

The pilot study reported here determined the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary group rehabilitation program, Visually Impaired Elderly Persons Participating (VIPP), on psychosocial functioning.

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: 01 Jan 2013
Author: B.J. Le Jeune, Bernard Steinman, and John Mascia

It is well documented that decrements in sensory function increase sharply with age. Across an array of studies, age has been implicated as a major predictor of declines to both visual and auditory sensory function.

Date: 01 Jan 2013
Author: Kathleen Demers

The Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly Screening Version (HHIE-S) is a 10-item questionnaire developed to assess how an individual perceives the social and emotional effects of hearing loss.

Date: 24 Dec 2012
Author: Centich

The ophthalmologist is the health professional concerned with the eyes and their associated parts. He may diagnose visual problems and diseases. He works alongside other professionals such as a general practitioner or an optician.

Date: 24 Dec 2012
Author: Robert Waquet

The optician is a healthcare professional and salesperson that makes glasses and contact lenses on the ophthalmologist's prescription. He advises his clients on their choice of frame and lenses.

Date: 24 Dec 2012
Author: the Regional Health Observatory of the Pays de la Loire region, France

Importance, characteristics, functional disabilities and social difficulties. A use of the 1998 and 1999 HID (“Handicaps-Incapacités-Dépendance” - Handicap-Disabilities-Dependency) surveys.

Date: 24 Dec 2012
Author: Sylvie Ervé

"The development of eyesight starts at birth and evolves throughout a person's life. Each stage in life has visual problems that require regular examinations."

Date: 24 Dec 2012
Author: Sylvie Ervé

The sun provides light. Light permits vision. However, too much sun entails health hazards for the eyelids, the cornea, the crystalline and the retina which we shall describe here in order to understand how to protect oneself – and more specifically the retina with protective lenses – against these hazards.

Date: 24 Dec 2012
Author: Sylvie Ervé

There are several inconveniences that can affect vision : metamorphopsia, photophobia, scotomas, night blindness, visual hallucinations, occasional loss of vision, mirages, altered perception of colours, visual fatigue or “dryness” syndromes.

Date: 24 Dec 2012
Author: Sylvie Ervé

Glaucoma

Date: 03 Dec 2012
Author: AGE Platform Europe

This brochure seeks to explain what can be done to create an age-friendly EU by fostering solidarity between generations and enabling the active participation and involvement of all age groups in society while providing them with adequate support and protection.

Date: 14 Nov 2012
Author: WeDO For the Wellbeing and Dignity of Older People

This publication was developed in the framework of the WeDO project by the European Partnership for the Wellbeing and Dignity of Older people. WeDO is a European project (2010-2012) co-financed by the European Commission. It was led by a steering group composed of 18 partners from 12 European Union (EU) Member States interested in working together to improve the quality of life of older people in need of care and assistance.

Date: 01 Nov 2012
Author: AGE Platform Europe

Document published by AGE Platform on the impact of the financial crisis on the life of elderly people. It gives information on: - The need to understand the impact of the crisis on older people - How to prevent poverty in old age and promote social inclusion - Policy tools and processes to assess older people’s social realities and enhance their quality of life

Date: 01 Nov 2012
Author: AGE Platform Europe

The purpose of this brochure is to help senior citizens across the Union understand better what the Treaty of Lisbon and the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU bring to older people in terms of citizenship, non-discrimination and equality between women and men, fundamental rights, employment, social protection, health safety and economic interest of consumers, human health protection and protection against violence and elder abuse.

Date: 31 Oct 2012
Author: Valerie Wood-Gaiger

Presentation at the 1st SensAge Conference 30th September 2012, Zagreb, Croatia

Date: 31 Oct 2012
Author: The European Network for Vision Impairment Training Education & Research : ENVITER

Professionals for Visually Impaired Persons Training XL and Knowledge Sharing

Date: 31 Oct 2012
Author: The European Network for Vision Impairment Training Education & Research : ENVITER, with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union

Inclusion of people above 55 with decreasing eyesight by e-technology

Date: 26 Sep 2012
Author: Peter Verstraten

Main topics - The impact of vision loss at old age - Social support and loneliness - Building and maintaining a personal network

Date: 13 Sep 2012
Author: Joanne Wood et al.

Purpose: To investigate the impact of different levels of simulated visual impairment on the cognitive test performance of older adults and to compare this with previous findings in younger adults.

Date: 13 Sep 2012
Author: Karen Hayman et al.

Purpose: The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of depression in a sample of older adults with impaired vision and investigate associations between physical and visual disability and depression

Date: 05 Sep 2012
Author: Jérôme Goust

Fully revised and completed the "Guide of technical AIDS for the hearing impaired and the deaf" (3rd edition). The guide offers a method, technical aids, auto-reeducation excercices and a summary.

Date: 05 Sep 2012
Author: Marie Paule Christiaen

Lights, contrasts and guides for the elderly in EMS. This publication illustrates the perceptions of the visually impaired persons in their environment. This publication illustrates the perceptions of the visually impaired persons in their environment.

Date: 30 Jul 2012
Author: Manna Albertina Alma

Participation of the visually impaired elderly, determinants and intervention, dissertation by Manna Alma

Date: 30 Jul 2012
Author: G.M. Sprinzl; H. Riechelmann

Current trends in treating hearing loss in elderly people: a review of the technology and treatment options, a mini-review

Date: 24 Jul 2012
Author: RNIB, Great Britain

Coming to terms with having a sight problem can be tough. Dealing with the emotional and practical impact of changes to your sight can be overwhelming. Our guide to coping with sight loss contains information and links to sources of help. As well as selling a wide variety of products through our Online Shop, RNIB produces a number of magazines for blind and partially sighted people, including Vision magazine, our award-winning membership magazine for people with sight problems. Click here (link is external) for more information

Date: 24 Jul 2012
Author: Ronald Vrydag et al

An overview of the results of the European Expert Meeting on Ageing People with Visual Impairment that was held at April 4-5 2011 in Vught, the Netherlands. The direct reason for this meeting was a request from ICEVI Europe to get the theme 'ageing people' more substantially on their conference agenda.

Date: 24 Jul 2012
Author: RNIB, Great Britain

Our information on individual eye conditions is medically checked and is designed to be as useful as possible. We have grouped them, in alphabetical order, into three groups: names beginning with A to C, D to N and O to Z to make them easier to find quickly. Click (link is external)here (link is external) If you wish to use this information for patients and clients, you will find that each page has a link to a printable version. Please feel free to print and photocopy as many copies of the information as you may need

Date: 15 Jul 2012
Author: Finger, Bertram, Wolfram et al.

A slight fall in prevalence

Date: 04 Jul 2012
Author: Peter Verstraten

Rehabilitation of reading in older individuals with macular degeneration: A review of effective training programs. Please, click the pdf-file at the bottom, to read the fullt text article.

Date: 03 Jul 2012
Author: Helen Kearns and Dale Kidd

Press release from the European Commission Many disabled and reduced mobility air travellers still face problems of unjustified refusals, and other unfair demands when attempting to travel.

Date: 24 Jun 2012
Author: VisionAware

VisionAware helps adults who are losing their sight continue to live full and independent lives by providing timely information, step-by-step daily living techniques, a directory of national and local services, and a supportive online community

Date: 24 Jun 2012
Author: AGE Platform Europe

Sensorineural hearing loss, one of the most common diseases, has historically been regarded as an incurable and irreversible condition. The number of people with hearing loss has grown rapidly in recent years, because of the prevalence of environmental noise and the increase in the elderly population...

Date: 19 Jun 2012
Author: Ciorba, Bianchini, Pelucchi et al.

Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit in the elderly, and it is becoming a severe social and health problem

Date: 11 Jun 2012
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
Author: United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

Some ageing policies may be aimed at providing services within this status rather than at empowering older persons to live independently. Here, a change of paradigm is needed. In order to gain the ability to remain active, the individual needs to invest in this process throughout the life course. Appropriate societal structures, incentives and awareness-raising would enable persons to live an active life-style as long as possible.

Date: 01 Jun 2012
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: 04 May 2012
Author: Krisztina Katona

Best practices and criterias for selecting staff members for MDVI population

Date: 01 May 2012
Author: Dylan Merkett

This factsheet is for people who are considering getting a cochlear implant, or who would like information about them. The information is relevant for both adults who have hearing loss and parents of children with hearing loss.

Date: 11 Feb 2012
Author: Trine Skov Uldall; Arlene J. Astell; Maggie P. Ellis; Henriette Hermann Olesen; P. O. Edberg; Barbra Westerholm

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: 01 Feb 2012
Author: the European Commission (DG ECFIN) and the Economic Policy Committee (AWG)

This report has been prepared as part of the mandate the Economic and Financial Affairs (ECOFIN) Council gave to the Economic Policy Committee (EPC) in May 2009, to update on the basis of a new population projection by Eurostat, its analysis of the economic and budgetary implications of ageing by 2012.

Date: 01 Jan 2012
Author: Pamela Z. Cacchione

This paper on sensory changes addresses common changes seen with old age and the disease states and injury that occurs more frequently in aging and that impact the sensory system.

Date: 01 Jan 2012
Author: no author

Germany is one of only four countries with a dedicated insurance system for long-term care. But as the population ages rapidly and birth rates remain low, the system in its current form may not be sustainable. Jan Dirk Herbermann and Débora Miranda report.

Date: 01 Jan 2012
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 Dec 2011
Author: European Thematic Network on Assistive Information Technologies

This press release published on the Parliament's Magazine Regional Review introduces the European Thematic Network on Assistive Information project. The ETNA Network will implement, over a period of 3 years, a European Web Portal providing unified access to all ICT AT resources available on the Web in relation to the needs of all stakeholders, involved as AT users, professionals, developers and policy-makers.

Date: 01 Dec 2011
Author: European Assistive Technology Information Network

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.

Date: 07 Oct 2011
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: 21 Jul 2011
Author: Juan Javier Servat, Miguel Risco, Yuri Rafael Nakasato and C. Robert Bernardino

In this article, we review the anatomical and physiological changes that occur in the aging eye and include information on the leading causes of vision loss in the elderly.

Date: 01 Jan 2011
Author: J. Pijnacker, P. Verstraten [et al.]

Macular degeneration (MD) is the most common cause of visual impairment amongolder adults. It severely affects reading performance. People with MD have to rely onperipheral vision for reading. In this review, we considered several training programs that aim to improve peripheral reading, with a focus on eccentric viewing, oculomotorcontrol, or perceptual learning.

Date: 01 Jan 2011
Author: Sue Hall, Hristina Petkova, Agis D. Tsouros, Massimo Costantini and Irene J. Higginson

This publication aims to provide examples of better palliative care practices for older people. Some examples consider how to improve aspects within the whole health system; specific examples consider how to improve palliative care education, support in the community, in hospitals or for specific groups of people. The publication is intended for policy-makers, decision-makers, planners and multidisciplinary professionals.

Date: 01 Nov 2010
Author: Agnes Somorjai Istvan Erdelyi Miklos Bokor

O&M instructors teach firefighters a more subtle use of senses and the instructors show that it is not only vision that can help orientation. Through working out, presenting and acquiring the firefighters’ O&M method, embedding it into daily practice.

Date: 24 Oct 2010
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
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
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: 07 Apr 2010
Author: Helse Sør

And overview of the Norwegian Resource System for persons with Deafblindness. The brochure contains definitions on deafblindness and causes for deafblindness. It also describes the Norwegian Resource System as a part of the specialist health care system in Norway. It lists the regional Resource Centers with contact details.

Date: 01 Jan 2010
Author: Rafi Shemesh

This publication on hearing impairment describes the types (conductive, sensorineural and mixed hearing loss and auditory processing disorder), the degree and the configuration of hearing loss as well as the types of assessment and the ways to manage such an impairment.

Date: 01 Jan 2010
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: 01 Oct 2009
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: 10 Sep 2009
Author: Alexandra Jesse, Esther Janse

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.

Date: 27 Aug 2009
Author: Zijlstra, G.A.R., van Rens, G.H.M.B., Scherder, E.J.A., Brouwer, D.M., van der Velde, J., Verstraten, P.F.J. & Kempen, G.I.J.M.

Orientation and mobility training in using an identification cane is provided to people with low vision to facilitate independent participation in the community. This paper presents the design of a randomised controlled trial aimed to evaluate this standardised training in using the identification cane in older adults with low vision.

Date: 01 Jul 2009
Author: DAVID A. QUILLEN

Vision loss among the elderly is a major health care problem. Approximately one person in three has some form of vision-reducing eye disease by the age of 65. The most common causes of vision loss among the elderly are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract and diabetic retinopathy.

Date: 23 Jun 2009
Author: Lennox Adams

Booklet provides information about the support anf guidance issues that the families and relatives of VIP (visually impaired persons) need. Suooprt, training and guidance for the relatives and the individuals with visual impariment is highly important for a healthy and socially inclusive future and society.

Date: 23 Jun 2009
Author: Lennox Adams

Booklet provides information about life skills and motivation issues that the families and relatives of VIP (visually impaired persons) should be aware of. Life skills and motivation are two important aspects for a healthy and socially inclusive future and society.

Date: 23 Jun 2009
Author: Lennox Adams

Booklet provides information about assistive technologices that are offerede for VIP and it is important that the families and relatives of VIP (visually impaired persons) should be aware of those technologies. Assistive technologies are highly important for a healthy and socially inclusive future and society.

Date: 02 Jun 2009
Author: Lennox Adams

Booklet provides information about the physical issues that VIP (visually impaired persons) and their parents and relatives should be aware of regarding visual impairment. Informing the relatives and the individuals with visual impariment is highly important for a healthy and socially inclusive future and society.

Date: 10 Jan 2009
Author: AGE Platform Europe

In the present document, after a brief description of AGE key objectives of pension systems (I), we examine some of the most important challenges remaining to complete pension reforms across the EU (II), present recommendations on how best implement these reforms by involving all respective stakeholders (III), and maximising the role of the Open Method of Coordination (IV).

Date: 08 Jan 2009
Author: CHENTOUF, R., GREISER, P., LEROUX, G., SCHIMRIK, D.,

The present document is the official handbook of the KnowProVip project. This project developped a course for professionals dealing with visually impaired persons and who want to better understand the specificities of elderly people.

Date: 04 Jan 2009
Author: Waninge, A.; W. van der Weide; I.J. Evenhuis [et al.]

Anthropometric measurements are widely used to reliably quantify body composition and to estimate risks of overweight in healthy subjects and in patients. However, information about the reliability of anthropometric measurements in subjects with severe intellectual and sensory disabilities is lacking.

Date: 02 Jan 2009
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. Therefore this document gives an understanding of the effects of aging on the sensory system

Date: 01 Jan 2009
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: 01 Jan 2009
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: 11 Dec 2008
Author: Ben Caldwell; Michael Cooper; Loretta Guarino Reid; Gregg Vanderheiden

WCAG 2.0 covers a wide range of recommendations for making Web content more accessible. Following these guidelines will make content accessible to a wider range of people with disabilities, including blindness and low vision, deafness and hearing loss, learning disabilities, cognitive limitations, limited movement, speech disabilities, photosensitivity and combinations of these.

Date: 01 Aug 2008
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: 01 Jul 2008
Author: no author

The online magazine NIH Medline Plus, a publication of the National Institutes of Health and the Friends of of the National Library of Medicine, published a webpage explaining the different visual impairments people can suffer from.

Date: 25 Jun 2008
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: 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
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 Aug 2007
Author: Nispen, R. van; Knol, D. [et al.]

Instead of applying the usual longitudinal methods to assess the outcome of low-vision rehabilitation services in terms of vision-related quality of life, a three-level Item Response Theory (IRT) method was proposed.

Date: 01 Feb 2007
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: Langelaan, M; Nispen, Ruth van [et al.]

The Visual Functioning Questionnaire (VFQ-25) is one of the most widely used measures of vision-related quality of life. However, the questionnaire does not meet some psychometric quality criteria. The objectives of this study were first to obtain the factor structure of the VFQ-25, and second, to obtain interval scales by Rasch analysis.

Date: 02 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
Author: M. Langelaan

The studies presented in this thesis were performed at the Department of Ophthalmology and the Institute for Research in Extramural Medicine (EMGO Institute) of the VU University Medical Centre, the Netherlands. The EMGO Institute participates in the Netherlands School of Primary Care Research (CaRe) which was re-acknowledged in 2000 by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Date: 01 Jan 2007
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 Nov 2006
Author: Meredith M. Whiteside, Margaret I. Wallhagen and Elaine Pettengill

This is the second part of a two-part article on sensory impairment in older adults. The paper focusses on all the issues surounding visual impairment and blindness. It is especially intended for nurses but anyone interested in elderly people and visual loss can read it.

Date: 01 Nov 2006
Author: Geert De Cock

In this brochure, AGE wishes to put forward theview that as ageing is changing our societies inimportant and fundamental ways, it demands a comprehensive assessment and a reworking of our economic and social policy framework. Furthermore, if Europe is to become a society where people of all ages enjoy equal opportunities, a change of societal attitudes is required to ensure that older people’s rights are not only protected but that they are also enhanced.

Date: 01 May 2006
Author: M M Wickremaratchi and J G Llewelyn

ABSTRACT A decline in the main sensory modalities is well reported to occur with ageing. This article outlines the normal pathways involved in touch sensation and includes a review of available evidence relating to the study of ageing and touch.

Date: 10 Jan 2006
Author: Margaret Wallhagen, Elaine Pettengill and Meredith Whiteside

This is the first part of a two-part article on sensory impairment in older adults. The paper focusses on all the issues surounding hearing impairment and deafness. It is especially intended for nurses but anyone intersted in elderly people and hearing loss can read it.

Date: 01 Aug 2005
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 Jul 2005
Author: Sandra Gordon-Salant

This review provides an overview of recent research that addressed hearing loss and auditory processing problems among elderly people. It focuses on research from the University of Maryland on problems in auditory temporal processing by elderly listeners as assessed in speech perception experiments using temporally altered signals and in psycho-acoustic experiments of duration and rhythm discrimination for simple and complex signals.

Date: 21 Feb 2005
Author: Julienne Hanson

Although this guide gives general guidance for people with impaired vision aged 18-55, many good practices apply to peaople aged 55 and above. This guide gives general guidance on the housing and support needs of adults aged 18- 55 with impaired vision. It is based on research carried out at University College London between March 2003 and February 2005, jointly sponsored by the Housing Corporation and Thomas Pocklington Trust.

Date: 01 Feb 2005
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: 03 Jan 2005
Author: Mark Brennan, Amy Horowitz, and Ya-ping Su

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).

Date: 02 Jan 2005
Author: Mark Brennan, Amy Horowitz and Ya-ping Su

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)

Date: 04 Dec 2004
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 Dec 2004
Author: Peter Lansley and Verity Smith

The present article provides an overviews a 2004 initiative called EQUAL (Extend Quality of Life). EQUAL was concerned with a better understanding of the interactions between health, diet, and lifestyle; and the development of better technologies for healthy ageing. It was to address neighbourhood and individual security, improved leisure, and learning and financial services, as well as to help older people remain fit and active for as long as possible.

Date: 01 Nov 2004
Author: Serge Resnikoff, Donatella Pascolini, Daniel Etya’ale, Ivo Kocur, Ramachandra Pararajasegaram, Gopal P. Pokharel, and Silvio P. Mariotti

This paper presents estimates of the prevalence of visual impairment and its causes in 2002, based on the best available evidence derived from recent studies. Estimates were determined from data on low vision and blindness as defined in the International statistical classification of diseases, injuries and causes of death.

Date: 07 May 2004
Author: Parminder Raina, Micheline Wong and Helen Massfeller

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.

Date: 03 May 2004
Author: John E. Crews and Vincent A. Campbell

Abstract Objectives. We investigated the health, activity, and social participation of people aged 70 years or older with vision impairment, hearing loss, or both.

Date: 01 Jan 2004
Author: H Y Wu, J J Chin, H M H Tong

Introduction: This study sets out to determine the usefulness of a questionnaire to screen for hearing impairment, assess the psychosocial impact of hearing handicap and survey older persons’ attitudes towards hearing aid usage.

Date: 01 Jan 2004
Author: Keila Monteiro de Carvalho; Gelse Beatriz Martins Monteiro; Cassiano Rodrigues Isaac; Lineu Oto Shiroma; Marcela Scabello Amaral

ABSTRACT PURPOSE: To determine the causes of low vision in an elderly population attended by a university visual rehabilitation service and to check for the use of prescribed optical aids.

Date: 03 Nov 2003
Author: John Percival, Julienne Hanson and Dorota Osipovic

This is the report of a survey of the views and experiences of 23 housing and social care stakeholders in London, all with a responsibility for service provision to people with a vision impairment. Stakeholders include 9 local authority social service departments, 6 local authority housing departments, 4 voluntary sector organisations, and 3 housing associations.

Date: 06 Feb 2003
Author: HARRY K. M. LEE, RHONDA J. SCUDDS

This journal article from Age and Ageing is a scientific study that compared the balance activity of elderly people with and without visual impairment. The authors found that people with visual disability had an impaired balance ability. This imply that people with visual impairment might be more prone to falls.

Date: 01 Jan 2003
Author: Dayna S. Dalton, Karen J. Cruickshanks, Barbara E. K. Klein Ronald Klein, Terry L. Wiley and David M. Nondahl

Purpose: The authors investigate the impact of hearing loss on quality of life in a large population of older adults.

Date: 19 Sep 2002
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: 18 Mar 2002
Author: European Commission

This communication constitutes the contribution of the European Commission to the 2nd World Assembly on Ageing. It represents an input from the European Commission to the international debate on the new International Plan of Action on Ageing. As such it is intended to develop a common EU position on the plan.

Date: 24 Jan 2002
Author: COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES

This report responds to the request of the Stockholm European Council which called upon “the Council and the Commission to report jointly, in time for the Spring European Council in 2002, on how to increase labour force participation and promote active ageing.”

Date: 09 Jan 2002
Author: European Blind Union

There are nearly 30 million blind and partially sighted people in the 44 member countries of the European Blind Union. This figure is based on the premise that 1 in 30 people are blind or partially sighted, and takes into account the varying definitions of visual impairment.

Date: 02 Jan 2002
Author: Mary Carey, Joan Cole and Duncan Boldy

This report provides an overview of information available on ageing with a long standing disability in WA. Information was sought from published and unpublished reports and discussions with a number of disability stakeholders. The main understanding gained from amassing this information is the limited usefulness for future service planning and provision, of the existing data on people with long standing disability.

Date: 01 Jan 2002
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: 01 Aug 2001
Author: Amy Horowitz, Mark Brennan, and Ya-Ping Su

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.

Date: 04 Jan 2000
Author: Department of Health & Human Services

This report explores the levels of vision and hearing impairments among the elderly, the changes in those levels over the last decade, common devices and procedures used to reduce the impact of these impairments, and the potential for future reductions.

Date: 02 Jan 2000
Author: J. Irwin

Hearing loss is more common in the ageing population as compared to young adults. Individuals are not protected from other causes of hearing loss just because they are in work. Their hearing may therefore be at risk from causes not related to their occupation.

Date: 21 Sep 1999
Author: Lisa Fook, Rosemary Morgan

As we age we are increasingly likely to suffer from chronic conditions. Hearing impairment is among the top three such conditions along with arthritis and hypertension.1 It may have become a problem for the first time in old age or may have been acquired when younger or at birth.

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: 01 Mar 1999
Author: Denise K Houston, Mary Ann Johnson, Robert J Nozza, Elaine W Gunter, Kelly J Shea, G Michelle Cutler, and Jean T Edmonds

Abstract Background: Hearing impairment is 1 of the 4 most prevalent chronic conditions in the elderly. However, the biological basis of age-related hearing loss is unknown. Objective: The objective was to test the hypothesis that age-related hearing loss may be associated with poor vitamin B-12 and folate status.

Date: 03 Mar 1997
Author: Gloria Pullen and Jim Kyle

We have particular concerns for elderly Deaf people. Although the Deaf Community is a powerful support system for Deaf people throughout their lives, it is a small community and one which requires participation.

Date: 01 Jun 1995
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.

Date: 01 Jan 1986
Author: Princeton University

The Epidemiology of Hearing Impairment in Elderly People describes the types and causes of hearing impairment among elderly individuals; the prevalence by age, gender, race, income and institutionalization; the impact of having hearing problems; deafnes.