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GoalImprove the health, function, and quality of life of older adults.OverviewAs Americans live longer, growth in the number of older adults is unprecedented. In 2014, 14.5% (46.3 million) of the US population was aged 65 or older and is projected to reach 23.5% (98 million) by 2060.1Aging adults experience higher risk of chronic disease. In 2012, 60% of older adults managed 2.
Jul 01, 2011 · Perceptual training can enlarge the visual span in young adults with normal peripheral vision which is accompanied by an increase in reading speed (Chung, Legge & Cheung, 2004). More recently, this research group (Yu, Cheung, Legge & Chung, 2010) has extended these findings to older adults with normal vision (Figure 5).Cited by: 425.
Related: Cooking with the Elderly: Recipes to try. Books to Support and Inspire the Vision Impaired. For clients that still have some vision, buy good magnifying glasses. Otherwise borrow 'Talking Books' or seek volunteers to read aloud twice a week for 30 minutes. Touching the Rock: An experience of Blindness - by John M. Hull.
Many older adults have problems with vision. As many as two-thirds of adults with vision problems are older than 65. 1 When you create graphics, text, or other visuals, consider the needs of older audiences. Effective materials have a simple design with sharp contrast between text and background.