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

Living Well With Dementia Good Practice Compendium September 2017 A good practice compendium has been brought together from across the regions to support local delivery of the national...
Caring For Elderly Patients In Winter September 2017 A map of areas in England where people over 65 years may be living without central heating has been produced by the...
Securing good care for older people September 2017 More than one million older people (aged 65 and over) use publicly funded social care services in England. In light of...
Meditute - web based short tutorials August 2017 Meditute aims to develop, deliver, and monitor the use of high quality, freely distributable medical education. It...
Sarcopenia Hits All of Us but Only 3% Are Aware, Experts Reveal July 2017 The vast majority of older people have never heard of a condition that affects all of us after 45, according to new...
Keep Warm, Keep Well: People Over 60 July 2017 A booklet has been produced by the Department of Health, in association with other partners which aims to help people over...
Healthy Ageing: A Challenge for Europe June 2017 Co-funded by the European Commission, the three-year (2004 - 2007) Healthy Ageing project aims to promote healthy aging...
Assistive technologies website launched June 2017 www.atdementia.org.uk launched by the charity Trent Dementia Services Development Centre to raise awareness of how...
What primary care needs to know about dementia May 2017 NHS England in cooperation with the Royal College of GPs and Hardwick CCG have published Dementia Revealed - What primary...
Shingles Q and A for healthcare professionals April 2017 Shingles is a common disease that can cause long-lasting, severe pain. It can cause permanent disability, and it occurs...
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