Learning Disability Today: Leaving the family home: the possibility of supported living

12 November 2018
Source: Learning Disability today

Home or away? When it’s time for an adult son or daughter with learning disabilities to fly the nest, should parents opt to move out so they can have round-the-clock care in the home they have always known, or is a fresh start in supported living the better option? Darren Devine explores the options. For parents of children with learning

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Institute of Health Equity: A Fair, Supportive Society

5 November 2018
Source: Institute of Health Equity

The IHE report A Fair, Supportive Society highlights that some of the most vulnerable people in society – those with learning disabilities – will die 15-20 years sooner on average than the general population – that’s 1,200 people every year. The report commissioned by NHSE highlights key facts, stats, and interventions. Much of the government action needed to improve life

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PLOS one: Cataract surgery and age-related cognitive decline: A 13-year follow-up of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing

29 October 2018
Source: PLOS One

Background Visual impairment has been associated with lower cognitive ability among older adults, yet little is known about whether improving visual function with cataract surgery would be associated with slower cognitive decline. This study aimed to assess whether trajectories of cognitive decline differed before and after cataract surgery and compare those trajectories between older adults with cataract surgery and without

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PsychCentral: Improving Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care: The Eyes Have it

4 September 2018
Source: PsychCentral

By Deborah Bier, PhD ~ 4 min read Seeing is believing, yes? In our day-to-day world, we believe that what we see around us is pretty much what others with healthy eyes can see. We see a clear glass filled with milk sitting on a white table, and we assume that others can see a clear glass filled with milk

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Feedback report from the University College London (UCL) and Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Conference

26 July 2018
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK and University College London (UCL) collaborated with their members and partners to hold the first Dementia and Sight Loss Conference aimed at medical professionals including consultants, nurses and GPs as well as commissioners, scientists and carers on 22 June 2018. The conference aimed to raise awareness and educate stakeholders of the issues affecting people with dementia and sight

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FINAL UCL-Vision UK Dementia And Sight Loss Conference Report, Jul 18
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FINAL UCL-Vision UK Dementia And Sight Loss Conference Report, Jul 18
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Public Health England: Guidance: People with dementia and learning disabilities: reasonable adjustments

9 July 2018
Source: Public Health England

Information on the importance of meeting the needs of people with dementia and learning disabilities. This guide aims to help staff in public health, health services and social care to provide services that are accessible to people with learning disabilities that have or are at risk of developing dementia. Additionally, this guide is also intended to be of use to

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Presentations from the Vision UK University College London (UCL) and Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Conference

4 July 2018

Vision UK and University College London (UCL) collaborated with their members and partners to hold the first Dementia and Sight Loss Conference aimed at medical professionals including consultants, nurses and GPs as well as commissioners, scientists and carers on 22/06/18. The conference aimed to raise awareness and educate stakeholders of the issues affecting people with dementia and sight loss as

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Ball, S - Do You See What I See Film Link
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Firth, N - Personal Stories Of Home Based Trial Of Amazon Echoe 220618
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Jolly, G - Dementia And Sight Loss 220618
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McIntyre, A - Feedback On Professional Focus Groups 220618
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Minto, H - Computers And Assistive Technology, What's New 220618
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Neil, J - Sight Loss & Dementia Friendly Principles Of Practice 2201618
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Read, S - Glaucoma Dementia And The Precipice Of Care Sight Loss And Dementia 2201618
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Yong, I & McCarthy, I - An Update On PAMELA
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NICE: Dementia: assessment, management and support for people living with dementia and their carers

3 July 2018
Source: NICE

This guideline covers diagnosing and managing dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease). It aims to improve care by making recommendations on training staff and helping carers to support people living with dementia. NICE has also produced a guideline on mid-life approaches to delay or prevent the onset of dementia. Recommendations This guideline includes recommendations on: involving people living with dementia in decisions

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GOC: Education Strategic Review, only 1 week left to respond.

9 March 2018
Source: GOC

There’s only 1 week left to respond to the GOC concepts and principles consultation! Let them know your thoughts. Respond to the GOC concepts and principles consultation More information about GOC consultation on the concepts and principles that could underpin optical education and training is now available on the GOC consultations page. Join our Education Strategic Review Stakeholder Forum  The Stakeholder

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Centre for Trials Research, College of Biomedical & Life Sciences, Cardiff University: Family members’ experiences of informed consent and proxy decision making for research involving adults lacking capacity

14 February 2018
Source: University of Cardiff

Can you be involved?   Around 2 million people in the UK have significantly impaired mental capacity due to neurodegenerative conditions such as dementia, acute medical emergencies such as stroke, or associated with learning or intellectual disabilities. Research involving people who have impaired decision-making capacity raises ethical and practical challenges, including the need for others to be involved in the informed

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