The objective of the study described in this article was to identify and summarize available research literature on participation experiences of people with deafblindness or dual sensory loss. 26 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

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 Swedish booklet  is made up of a number of articles on a variety of considerations to support the quality of life for those with dual sensory loss. 32 pages. Last reviewed April 2019.

This article describes the evaluation of a nurse-supported self-management programme aimed at empowering the dual sensory impaired older adults to address the domain of instrumental activities of daily living. 11 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.

May 3rd, 2019 from 9-10AM EST. Join presenter Dr. Mary Manandhar as she discusses how the vision for the Decade of Healthy Ageing was created, the plans to develop it, and the ways various stakeholders can get involved. Register here.

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.

This reading list includes links to and summaries of a variety of resources related to health literacy and older adults. Topics include:

  • research on health literacy among older adults
  • online resources / ehealth
  • cognition
  • treatment and medication adherence
  • cancer
  • exercise 

5 pages. Last reviewed December 2019.

November 1-3, 2019 in Niagra Falls, Canada. The IFAs 15th Global Conference on Ageing, entitled “Rights Matter,” is an international platform to improve our understanding of age-friendly environments, to debate the solutions to address inequalities, to confront the reality of ageism, and to delve into what it means to enable the functional ability of an older person.  Driving the agenda of the world’s population ageing takes connected, engaged and interested delegates from all parts of the world. To learn more or to register click here.

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