Aging and Vision Loss

A Handbook for Families

Alberta L. Orr and Priscilla Rogers

Contents

PREFACE, print edition pages v–vi

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS, print edition pages vii–viii

INTRODUCTION, print edition pages 1–6

Chapter 1    Getting Started: The Basics, print edition pages 7–17

Chapter 2    Recognizing the Signs of Vision Loss, print edition pages 18–44

Chapter 3    Emotional Reactions to Vision Loss, print edition pages 45–64

Chapter 4    Family Dynamics: On the Road to Adjustment, print edition pages 65–81

Chapter 5    Finding Professional Help, print edition pages 82–93

Chapter 6    A New Approach to Everyday Tasks, print edition pages 94–119

Chapter 7    A Home that Supports Independence, print edition pages 120–143

Chapter 8    Vision Loss and Other Health Conditions, print edition pages 144–153

Chapter 9    Support from Friends and the Community, print edition pages 154–165

Chapter 10    Enjoying Leisure Activities, print edition pages 166–179

Afterword: The Road Ahead, print edition page 180

Appendix: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers, print edition pages 181–190

NOTES, print edition pages 191–193

RESOURCES, print edition pages 194–224

INDEX, print edition pages 225–230

ABOUT THE AUTHORS, print edition pages 231–232


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