Aging and Vision Loss: A Handbook for Families

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American Foundation for the Blind, 2006 - Health & Fitness - 232 pages
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As the number of older persons experiencing vision loss continues to soar over the upcoming years, all of us may find that a family member or friend we care about has become visually impaired. Aging and Vision Loss contains reassuring, supportive, and helpful information on meeting the needs of the older person and family caregivers as well.
 

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Contents

The Basics
7
Recognizing the Signs of Vision Loss
18
Emotional Reactions to Vision Loss
45
On the Road
65
Finding Professional Help
82
A New Approach to Everyday Tasks
94
A Home that Supports Independence 1 20
120
Vision Loss and Other Health Conditions
144
Support from Friends and
154
Enjoying Leisure Activities
166
Afterword The Road Ahead
180
NOTES
191
INDEX
214
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
231
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