VISION 2020 UK, Health Education England in the West Midlands, NHS England West Midlands Local Eye Health Network and Sight Village are pleased to invite you to a Dementia and Sight Loss day at Sight Village Birmingham on Tuesday 19th July

6 May 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK

New Bingley Hall, Hockley Circus, Birmingham B18 5PP

There are 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and 7 out of 10 of those are living with another medical condition or disability.  Sight loss is a particularly devastating condition for anyone, especially for those with concurrent dementia.  It is not difficult to comprehend that there are specific difficulties for people who have both dementia and sight loss combined.

The awareness of the problems faced by those affected by vision or visual perception conditions and dementia is very low and this half day session is designed to help you understand the issues and clinical standards.

Better understanding of the prevalence of dementia and sight loss and issues with vision faced by people living with dementia will enable us to give better care and improve the quality of life for this growing group within the population.

The sessions will be repeated in the morning and afternoon to allow for easier attendance, so you can choose to attend either a morning or afternoon session.

After each session there will be a panel discussion with all the experts from the day including VISION 2020 UK, the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, the College of Optometrists, Alzheimer’s Society, RNIB, University College London and ABDO.

Who should attend?:

  • Carers of those with sight loss and dementia,
  • Professionals working with Dementia,
  • Professionals working with sight loss and multi morbidities,
  • Primary care professionals,
  • Ophthalmologists,
  • Optometrists
  • Dispensing Opticians
  • Orthoptists
  • Ophthalmic nurses
  • GP’s

Please come with questions.  There will also be information stands, free refreshments and lunch.

The event is free and tickets are available here:

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The programme for the day is available here: Programme

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