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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Senior Eye Health | Senior eye problems and Treatment

 Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Common Eye Complaints and What to do About Them
By Diane Walker, RN, MS, CSA Vision & Eye Health

"As Low Vision Awareness Month continues, we want to talk about three eye problems that commonly affect the elderly, and what you can do about them.

Some vision problems are serious, and require treatment. Cataracts, for example, must be treated with cataract surgery or they could cause blindness. A sudden occurrence of double vision can signal a stroke. But many changes to the eye are just a normal part of aging. They’re not scary, but they can be aggravating and distracting.
Read on to learn about the top three most common eye problems in seniors:

Griswold Home Care was first conceived in response to a tragedy that befell a member of the church where the Rev. Dr. Lincoln Griswold (our founder’s husband) was the pastor. An aging, widowed parishioner could not find anyone to help her after her primary caregiver fell and broke her hip. Although her family lived nearby, the woman was left alone and did not drink enough fluids. As a result, she passed away from kidney failure.
Inspired by this apparent growing need in her community, Jean Griswold started Griswold Home Care at her Erdenheim, Pa home in 1982

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

information about hearing aids, hearing aid, assistive technology, hearing impaired devices, hearing loss, hard of hearing

ReSound Verso

Audina hearing aids

Widex Hearing Aid Company Digital Hearing Aids

Bernafon hearing aids

Lori-Unicorn Nexus Hearing Aids

Phonak Claro hearing aids

Sonic Digital Hearing Aids

Starkey hearing aids

Siemens hearing aids

Casa Futura Technologies

About Us: Casa Futura Technologies makes medical technology for treating stuttering, hypokinetic dysarthria (Parkinsonian speech) and other speech disorders. The company was founded in 1992 and is now the #1 manufacturer of stuttering treatment devices. More than 5,000 speech-language pathologists and stutterers use our devices.

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

Mission [NIDCD About Us]: The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) is one of the Institutes that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH). NIH is the Federal government's focal point for the support of biomedical research. NIH's mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. Simply described, the goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Established in 1988, NIDCD is mandated to conduct and support biomedical and behavioral research and research training in the normal and disordered processes of hearing, balance, taste, smell, voice, speech, and language. The Institute also conducts and supports research and research training related to disease prevention and health promotion; addresses special biomedical and behavioral problems associated with people who have communication impairments or disorders; and supports efforts to create devices which substitute for lost and impaired sensory and communication function.

About National Association of the Deaf

About Us | National Association of the Deaf: The National Association of the Deaf (NAD) is the nation's premier civil rights organization of, by and for deaf and hard of hearing individuals in the United States of America.

Established in 1880, the NAD was shaped by deaf leaders who believed in the right of the American deaf community to use sign language, to congregate on issues important to them, and to have its interests represented at the national level. These beliefs remain true to this day, with American Sign Language as a core value.

The advocacy scope of the NAD is broad, covering a lifetime and impacting future generations in the areas of early intervention, education, employment, health care, technology, telecommunications, youth leadership, and more – improving the lives of millions of deaf and hard of hearing Americans. The NAD also carries out its federal advocacy work through coalition efforts with specialized national deaf and hard of hearing organizations, as well as coalitions representing national cross-disability organizations.

Independent Living Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Independent Living Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing: MCDHH contracts with agencies to provide DHILS programs (Independent Living Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people) at five sites throughout the state. The purpose of the programs is to provide a peer consumer environment to enable deaf and hard of hearing persons to become more independent and achieve their life goals. These programs employ persons who are themselves Deaf, late-deafened, or hard of hearing. Participants work with Independent Living Specialists for the Deaf to set and achieve their own personal goals for independent functioning in family, school, employment, and community situations.

Hearing Center Online

Hearing Center Online: THE HEARING CENTER ONLINE an informative, fun and interactive community for those who are hard of hearing and everyone who cares about them.

Hearing Loss Web Home: information on issuesrelated to hearing loss."

Hearing Loss Web Home

 "Hearing Loss Web is dedicated to people who have hearing loss, but are not members of the traditional Deaf community. This includes people who consider themselves to be hearing impaired, hard of hearing, late deafened, and oral deaf. We provide information on issues, medical topics, resources, and technology related to hearing loss."