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Aging Consequences of Vision Loss: Taking the Long View on Visual Impairment - 10/16/2020

Date: Friday, October 16, 2020 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm (CDT)

Location: Zoom Meeting (virtual)

Summary: Vision impairment is most common among older adults. However, research examining the long-term health and aging implications of vision loss has been limited. Dr. Bonnielin Swenor uses her unique perspective as both a researcher and a person with visual impairment to drive her inclusive, person-centered, and interdisciplinary research that combines epidemiology, geriatrics, and vision science. In her presentation, Dr. Swenor will discuss her research examining the interrelationship between vision loss and aging, including how visual impairment affects cognitive functioning and risk of dementia, as well as describe potential interventions and future work needed to maximize the health, functioning, and well-being of individuals with visual impairments. After the presentation, Dr. Rogers will answer questions.

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