explain how information can be made accessible to individuals with sensory lossWeegy:
The patient requires getting a special check up from a qualified doctor in this field who will determine the senses that are still functioning in the person's body. [ From this point the specialist can teach the relatives some ways of conversing information to this person easily. By using whatever senses the person has. For example, Helen Keller learned sign language by touch. ] Auto answered|Score 1|david769|Points 140|User:
outline the main causes of sensory lossNote:
Sensory changes do not occur at the same age for each person, nor do all changes occur for everyone or to the same degree. An awareness of different sensory changes and their effects can be helpful. [ Studies have shown changes accelerate at these approximate age ranges:
Vision - mid-50s
Hearing - mid-40s
Touch - mid-50s
Taste - mid-60s
Smell - mid-70s
Let's make sense of the aging process by exploring the senses and ways we can make a difference.
Sensory loss seems to be an almost inevitable companion to growing old. Does that mean older adults who are losing one or more of their senses are simply out of luck? Not at all. Cures may not be available for the major causes of age-related sensory loss, but armed with the right knowledge about which age-related sensory losses are normal and which are not, we can better understand what to do about them.
Understanding sensory loss can help individuals adapt and accept these natural changes. Equally important is not accepting a change as a normal part of aging without first understanding the loss. A variety of resources that can help minimize the impact of sensory losses as we age often are available.
Alteration of the environment to compensate for age-related sensory losses is necessary for many older adults to maintain their independent living. Thorough knowledge of the changes in vision, taste, smell, touch and hearing that accompany the aging process is essential to assessing environmental alteration.
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I'm sorry that that wasn't a good answer. Please hold on while I contact an expert.Weegy:
The largest cause of sensory impairment is the ageing process with over 65s more likely to experience some level of sensory loss.The following is a list of
some common causes, of course, [ this list is not comprehensive …
Ageing process, e.g. age-related macular degeneration
Disease, e.g. diabetes
Infection, e.g. meningitis
Genetics e.g. retinitis pigmentosa (RP)
Injury or physical trauma
The five leading causes of sight loss in the UK are refractive error, agerelated macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma and diabetic
• 53.5 per cent have sight loss equivalent to partial sight or
blindness due to refractive error. (Uncorrected refractive error
is a correctable form of sight loss.)
• 16.7 per cent to age-related macular degeneration
• 13.7 percent to cataract
• 5.3 percent glaucoma
• 3.5 percent diabetic retinopathy
• 7.4 percent have other eye diseases.
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