American Foundation for the Blind

December 2016

Ageing

Country of origin: USA

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), The Senior Site, designed to help older Americans with age-related eye problems such as macular degeneration and cataracts live independently and productively.

The site includes information and practical solutions to help seniors with eye conditions adjust to changes in their eyesight. It connects seniors and their family members with support groups, professional services, and other local resources, and, like the rest of the AFB site, features adjustable text, colour and contrast for those with low vision. The website meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, enabling blind and low-vision users to navigate it using voice browser technology.

Resources

Adult immunisation in the UK December 2016 A new report examines the UK adult immunisation policy framework in light of new European research conducted by SAATI...
National Hip Fracture Database November 2016 It is estimated that there are 70,000 hip fractures a year in the UK[1] and this is only set to increase as the population...
Shingles Q&A for healthcare professionals November 2016 The aim of the universal vaccination programme is to reduce the incidence and severity of shingles disease in older...
Challenges to finding treatments for dementia September 2016 A report by Raj Long, Senior Regulatory Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, sets out what and where hurdles...
Insight into effects of dementia August 2016 Medical professionals are able to detect subtle changes in the quality of life of people with mild dementia, thanks to a...
Specifically for older adults July 2016 A website tailored to the needs of older people is now available to the public. This site is easy to navigate, features...
Online Resource on Assistive Technology for Persons with Dementia June 2016 AT Dementia is an online information resource on assistive technology for people with dementia and their caregivers. ...
Website Brings Early Screening for Alzheimer's Disease June 2016 Developed by Dr John H. Dougherty, a leading neurologist, founder of Medinteract, LLC and Medical Director of the Cole...
High blood pressure information added to NIHSeniorHealth June 2016 High blood pressure often is called ?the silent killer? because many people don?t know they have it. Even though it doesn?t...
A Guide For Persons With Memory Problems And Their Caregivers April 2016 ?Partnering With Your Doctor: A Guide for Persons With Memory Problems and Their Caregivers? is a guide that provides...
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