There are more than four hundred and fifty thousand elderlies with vision impairment in Hong Kong who are much more likely to suffer from mood disorders according to studies. Amid the pandemic, the social-distancing measures prevented the visually-impaired elderlies from going out or participating in social activities, leading to the deterioration of their mental health. To actively respond to the mental health needs of the visually impaired elderly who live in nursing homes during the period, The Hong Kong Society for the Blind (HKSB) implemented a mental health project, Mindful Music last year. Building upon the positive feedback of this initiative, HKSB is looking to promote the Mindful Music project in the community of caregivers for the visually impaired elderly, encouraging them to use music to improve the mental health.
香港有多於45萬的視障長者，他們患有情緒病的機會比一般人高出最少一倍。在疫情期間，社交距離措施令視障長者未能外出，進行社交活動，導致精神健康狀態愈趨惡劣。 香港盲人輔導會 HKSB在去年推出「『正』享『 樂』齡 進行曲」項目(Mindful Music) 積極回應疫情下安老院內視障長者的精神健康需要。由於很多視障長者未能入住院舍，香港盲人輔導會希望能把此項目推廣至視障長者照顧者社群，鼓勵照顧者利用音樂，提升長者的精神健康。
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