For example, many older adults have vision problems. Vision may be blurred as a result of cataracts or of a stroke, so abstract and impressionistic images can be difficult for these viewers to see. In addition to being difficult to focus on, patterns that are too busy or that have a kinetic quality can over-stimulate the elderly viewer.
There are some practical considerations for framing and mounting art for the elderly that need to be understood. Older adults are troubled by glare much more so than younger people. While using non-glare glazing for art may diminish the color of the art somewhat, it will eliminate the bigger problem of glare. Compensate for the color loss by using images that are a little more colorful than you would normally chose. This is particularly important for artwork that is placed at the foot of an elderly person’s bed or opposite a chair where he might spend long periods of time sitting.