Project REBUILD-VL: A Resilience-Building Intervention to Prevent Late-Life Depression with Vision Loss

Director/PI: Silvia Sörensen

This project aims to strengthens the capacity of older adults with vision loss to cope with current and future problems in order to prevent new depression symptoms and reduce current symptoms.

Collaborators: Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ABVI) and the Flaum Eye Institute (FEI)

Funding: Greater Rochester Health Foundation

The project will enhance human development among adults aged 60+ who are at increased risk for persistent, untreated depression because of vision loss. It involves attending 4 vision education classes and 6 in-home preventive problem solving training visits. The Resilience Building Program is offered at no cost to vision patients and will be evaluated for effectiveness, feasibility of application in clinical context, and cost-savings.  

Tags: Silvia Sörensen