THE SOCIO-EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCES OF OLDER PERSONS WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS

  • Tania Meyer Department of Social Work, Stellenbosch University South Africa
  • Sulina Green Department of Social Work, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa

Abstract

Older persons constitute the fastest growing segment of the population in many nations around the world. The estimation is that by the year 2050 one in every five persons will be 60 years or older (Keigher, Fortune & Witkin, 2000:xiii). According to Branch, Horowitz and Carr (1989:359) visual impairment is the second most prevalent physical impairment among older persons.

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2014-06-30
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