Given the demographics of the baby-boomer generation in Canada, every one in four adults in Canada will be above 65 years of age and the number of older adults could reach around 10 million by 2036 (Statistics Canada, 2018). Based on recent estimate of 2% of the world population with dual sensory loss, we might have more than one million older adults with dual sensory loss in Canada by next decade.
The aim of Dr. Atul Jaiswal's presentation is to make professionals in the field understand the challenges faced by older adults with dual sensory loss and then offer potential solutions to support them. It will highlight strategies that could help professionals in conducting clinical assessments and providing medical care to older adults with dual sensory loss. He will use case scenarios from the field in combination with recent knowledge developments in the field of dual sensory loss to present challenges and potential solutions.