This paper provides an overview on various deafblind profiles, deafblindness among older adults and modes of communication. There is discussion on training in communication and communication between two deafblind people. 19 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

On Monday June 3rd 2019 presenter Atul Jaiswal, PhD aimed to make professionals in the field understand the challenges faced by older adults with dual sensory loss and offer potential solutions to support them. He will highlight strategies that could help professionals in conducting clinical assessments and providing medical care to older adults with dual sensory loss. He used case scenarios from the field in combination with recent knowledge developments in the field of dual sensory loss to present challenges and potential solutions. To watch the recording of the presentation click here. To learn more check out this reading list and the attached pdfs.

This article describes a cross-sectional study aimed to determine the prevalence and characteristics of dual sensory impairment among elderly of a rural community. 8 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This study described in this article provides a treatment protocol for rehabilitation of dual sensory loss within low vision rehabilitation. 12 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The aim of the study described was to develop and evaluated a Tactile Test Battery (TTB) for cognitive assessment in individuals with dual sensory impairment. 11 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The study described sought to extend existing research by investigating the effects of dual sensory loss on mental health to identify factors that explain the longitudinal associations between sensory loss and depressive symptoms. 13 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The authors conducted a cohort study investigating the association between objectively measured dual sensory impairment with mortality risk over ten years. 6 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

The investigators utilized data from InterRAI assessments and compared older adults with dual sensory impairment to all other older adults focusing on demographic characteristics, functional and psychosocial outcomes. 17 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This systematic review sought to investigate and summarize the evidence from studies that examined the mental health of older adults with dual sensory loss.  9 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

Tues. April 23rd from 12-1PM EST.  Join this free webinar featuring Dr. Parminder Raina, lead principal investigator of the CLSA, and Dr. Yves Joanette, scientific director of the CIHR Institute of Aging. For more information or to register click here.

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