Caring for older people

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Name the types of sensory impairements
Cataracts, Visual degeneration, Hearing degeneration, Myopia, Presbyopia/ Hyperopia, Glaucome, Hearing Loss
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What is Cataracts?
Lens of the eye becomes unclear and impaires vision (can cause blindnes), can be removed surgically, very common, can come back after having it removed
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What is visual degeneration?
becomes impaired with age, strong glasses needed, affects every day life in many ways
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What is hearing degeneration?
Develops with age, requires hearing aids if it affects the person's everyday life
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What is Myopia (short sightedness)?
objects that are far appear blurred, objects that are near are seen clearly
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What is presbyopia/hyperopia? (long sightedness)
Far objects are seen clearly and close objects are blurred
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What is glaucoma? (tunnel vision)
no early symptoms of the disease, disease can be diagnosed ONLY by measuring the intraocular pressure, gradual loss of vision
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Lens of the eye becomes unclear and impaires vision (can cause blindnes), can be removed surgically, very common, can come back after having it removed

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What is Myopia (short sightedness)?

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