Mar 2 Care Mission

Care Challenge: Can you Cook with Cataracts?

This interactive video simulation lets you try to bake Grandma’s famous cookies. But there’s a catch – you don’t have your full sense of sight. Can you still follow her recipe?
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Can you Cook with Cataracts?
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According to the National Eye Institute, by age 80, most people either have cataracts or have had cataract surgery. It’s one of the many types of vision losses older adults can face.

We challenge you to find out what it may be like to live with vision loss. The Cooking with Cataracts vision loss simulator walks you through a simple cookie recipe. As you follow the recipe in the video, the screen will simulate how people may experience cataracts. Your goal is to make choices and follow the recipe to bake Grandma’s famous cookies.

Why We Love It: This interactive video has a few surprises that make this challenge interesting. It can help you experience cataracts and better understand what it may be like to live with vision loss.

Here’s what you can do to help someone living with vision loss:

Visit agingsenses.com to learn more about how age impacts your five senses.

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  1. I have dealt with cataracts since age 39.
    With a wonderful surgeon and contacts or glasses I have led a normal vision life to age 86. ??

    Ken
    5 Missions Completed
  2. Wonderful experiencing this through their “eyes”! It really opened my eyes!

    donnette romero
    3 Missions Completed
  3. I have seen elderly people go through this. It is heart breaking. I have lost some of my hearing because i was young and inexperience as to lossing hearing loss later in life. And hearing aides are very expensive. Some elderly cant afford to get them. For them to lose the taste of food. Some times putting sugar on their food helps them to eat thinking it is something sweet. Fool their senses. Or try different things to try. Read to them or get tapes on books. Massage they arms and hands. Stimulation is not all there either and sometimes that helps.

    Brenda
    15 Missions Completed
  4. Well I believe am one of the best male cooks in the world 95% thought by my grandmum I grew up,I started cooking for my whole family since my secondary one.am gud at this no matter what comes my way I will make it gud an I love to cook

    Milan
    3 Missions Completed

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