Event Date: Apr 23, 2015
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Many factors affect a person’s ability to manage and interpret their environment. As a person ages there are a number of “normal” age-related changes to vision that may be anticipated. Additionally, age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). Changes in vision due to aging eyes coupled with problem solving and perceptual difficulties associated with ADRD, mean that persons living with dementia are in even greater need of appropriate lighting to assist with positive perceptions and interpretations of their environment. This session will discuss strategies to help optimize environmental design related to lighting for persons living with dementia.
Contact: Karen Parrage
Presenter(s):Frances Morton-Chang, MHSc, PhD(c)
Gerontologist and Health Policy Researcher
Stephanie Long-Riley, OT Reg. (Ont.)
Sage Homes Owner/Consultant and RGP Outreach Clinician