How to assist residents with sight loss in your home

Cattan, Mima (2011) How to assist residents with sight loss in your home. Nursing and Residential Care, 13 (2). pp. 91-93. ISSN 1465-9301

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Despite mounting evidence of the wider impact of sight loss on health outcomes, there is little information to support the needs of visually impaired older people (Reuben et al, 1999). Older adults with sight loss may face the same losses and decline in health as those who are sighted, but also have to cope with the challenge of sight loss. This struggle is evident as visually impaired older people show more symptoms of depression than sighted people(O'Donnell, 2005). Their sight loss can severely affect quality of life by limiting social interaction, leading to increased feelings of social isolation and loneliness. Sight loss compounds the factors that increase social isolation in later life, such as living arrangements, poor health, reduced mobility and social networks and limited resources (Victor et al, 2009).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B900 Others in Subjects allied to Medicine
L900 Others in Social studies
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2011 17:08
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 15:25

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