RNIB Scotland: E-learning: Sight loss and dementia module

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1 February 2016
Source: RNIB Scotland

RNIB Practice and Development Team have created an e-learning module for support staff and carers, called Eye Health Care for Everyone. It will help you to understand the sight problems experienced by people with dementia.

It is an interactive module and uses DVD clips to demonstrate the leading causes of sight loss. There is also a personal account from Stewart who is living with sight loss and dementia. The module signposts staff and carers to resources to support better access to eye health care.

The module will launch on 1 March 2016 and to mark this RNIB Scotland will give free places to the first 1500 users.

The module takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and has an optional action into practice section which encourages you to produce a piece of writing. You might like to link this piece of writing to your SVQ in Social Services and Healthcare and level 2 diploma in Health and Social Care

Completing the course will help you to understand that:

sight loss is a significant issue for older people

  • sight loss is a significant issue for people with dementia
  • sight loss and dementia both occur more often with age
  • accessing eye health care is important.

Once the free places have been allocated a charge of £10 to £15 maximum will be applied. Payment can be made by credit card, debit card or PayPal.

The module will be available from 1 March 2016 at



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