Special eye tests could identify which people living with dementia are most at risk of a fall

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12 March 2020
Source: Fight for Sight

New research, jointly-funded by Fight for Sight, has found that special eye tests could help identify which people living with dementia struggle most with judging distances, which is known to increase the risk of falling. It is hoped that the findings will help people with dementia to get the most accurate result for depth perception tests, and in turn for

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Updated Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Leaflets

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28 February 2020
Source: Vision UK

The attached leaflets have been produced by the Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee. The leaflets cover information on:  Dementia and sight loss FAQ’s; Cataracts and Dementia; Dementia and Low Vision; Wearing Glasses with Dementia; and Eye examinations for people with Dementia. The documents are for people with dementia, carers, and practitioners in dementia and vision services. The

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Cataracts And Dementia Factsheet Feb 2020
Cataracts And Dementia Factsheet Feb 2020
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Dementia And Low-vision Factsheet Feb 2020
Dementia And Low-vision Factsheet Feb 2020
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Dementia And Sight Loss Faqs Feb 2020
Dementia And Sight Loss Faqs Feb 2020
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Eye Exam For Ppl With Dementia Factsheet Feb 20
Eye Exam For Ppl With Dementia Factsheet Feb 20
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Wearing Glasses With Dementia Factsheet Feb 2020
Wearing Glasses With Dementia Factsheet Feb 2020
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RNIB: Supporting people with sight loss – Podcast series

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20 February 2020
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This podcast series is essential listening for those who support older people living with sight loss, people with sight loss and professionals working in the field of complex needs. Iain Kennedy and June Neil, from RNIB’s older people and complex needs team, have recorded the series to offer advice and support to carers and highlight the challenges presented by sight

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Dementia and Technology: a literature review and qualitative study

17 February 2020

National Lottery Community Fund, William Grant Foundation, Life Changes Trust The William Grant Foundation and the Life Changes Trust are pleased to publish this report, which has two elements: ◗ a literature review that examines available academic evidence on the effectiveness of assistive technology devices for people with dementia and carers living in the community; and ◗ feedback from focus

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LCT Qualitative Study Report WEB
LCT Qualitative Study Report WEB
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Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee 2020

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29 January 2020
Source: Vision UK

Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee 2020 5 February 2020

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Agenda Vision UK LD DaSL Cmte, 050220 (for Web)
Agenda Vision UK LD DaSL Cmte, 050220 (for Web)
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SeeAbility: Impact Report 2019

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28 January 2020
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SeeAbility’s very first Impact Report demonstrates how SeeAbility is making inclusive communities a reality. “In a society increasingly characterised by social division and uncertainty, our ambition is for inclusivity.” SeeAbility is in the privileged position of being able to make a tangible difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss and we’re incredibly ambitious about

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Public Health England: Eye care and people with learning disabilities

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28 January 2020
Source: Public Health England

Advice on making reasonable adjustments to eye care services so they are accessible to people with learning disabilities. Published 27/01/2020 Family carers and paid supporters who help people to access eye care services can use this information. It also aims to help eye care professionals to provide services that are accessible to people with learning disabilities. It includes links to

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SeeAbility: To celebrate World Sight Day 2019, and our 220th birthday year, we have released a report on our successful campaign for eye care in special schools.

11 October 2019

NHS England has now committed to rolling out a new national programme of eye care in all special schools in England from 2020, so the report A Change in Sight, looks back at our work in 11 special schools since 2013. Over that time we have: • Delivered over 3500 sight tests • Dispensed over 1700 pairs of glasses •

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RNIB Scotland, Down’s Syndrome Scotland, LEAD Scotland, National Deaf Children’s Society, Scottish Autism, ENABLE Scotland and The Alliance.

12 September 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

A coalition of disability charities is urging all 32 Scottish local authorities to maintain vital funding for children and young people with additional support needs (ASN). The children and young people concerned, an estimated 199,000 in total, include those with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in mainstream education, as well as those with health conditions. In a letter to council

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SeeAbility and Beyond Words: New picture book will promote better eye health for people with learning disabilities

3 September 2019
Source: SeeAbility and Beyond Words

Adults with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have serious sight problems than other people, yet research shows that 50% of adults with learning disabilities haven’t had a sight test for at least two years. Most will need extra support to recognise and report changes in their vision, and also to access the eye care services to which

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