It’s Dementia Action Week

22 May 2019
Source: Alzheimer's Society

Dementia Action Week 2019  20-26 May Alzheimer’s Society’s research shows that many people are worried about ‘saying the wrong thing’ to people living with dementia. And despite almost all of us knowing someone affected, two-thirds of people living with dementia report feeling isolated and lonely. That’s why this Dementia Action Week, we’re encouraging everyone to take action by starting a

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WHO Guidelines: Risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia

15 May 2019
Source: WHO

The WHO Guidelines on risk reduction of cognitive decline and dementia provide evidence-based recommendations on lifestyle behaviours and interventions to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia. Worldwide, around 50 million people have dementia and, with one new case every three seconds, the number of people with dementia is set to triple by 2050. The increasing numbers of people with

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College research raises awareness of dementia that has early visual symptoms

2 April 2019
Source: College of Optometrists

The College of Optometrists has completed research on the experiences of vision assessment for people living with a form of dementia that impacts vision. The research, published in the BMJ Open on 21 March, focused on posterior cortical atrophy (PCA) which can result in unusual visual phenomena, such as finding it easier to read smaller fonts than larger ones, as

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Charles Bonnet Syndrome Day – Raising UK Awareness

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14 November 2018
Source: Vision Direct

The world’s first Charles Bonnet Syndrome Patient Day will be hosted on 16th November 2018 at Moorfields’ Hospital. We’ve invited Judith Potts, the founder of Charles Bonnet Syndrome campaign Esme’s Umbrella, to talk about what Charles Bonnet Syndrome is, as well as how it directly affected her life. What is Charles Bonnet Syndrome? Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) is a condition

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UK researchers find hearing aids and cataract surgery slow rates of cognitive decline

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24 October 2018
Source: Workplace daily briefing

Optometry Today reports UK researchers have highlighted the impact of hearing and visual aids on rates of age-related mental decline. A study published in PLOS One found that the pace of cognitive decline was halved in individuals following cataract surgery, while research in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that mental deterioration lowered by 75% following the adoption of hearing

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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
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
FINAL UCL-Vision UK Dementia And Sight Loss Conference Report, Jul 18
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Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology: Thinner retinas are an early sign of cognitive decline

26 July 2018
Source: Moorfields

Researchers from Moorfields and the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology (UCL IoO) have found that thinner retinas in the human eye are a clear sign a person is at significant and increased risk of future mental decline. This breakthrough study co-authored by Prof Paul Foster, Professor of Glaucoma Studies  at UCL IoO and Moorfields, and Mr Praveen Patel, consultant ophthalmic surgeon

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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 June 2018. The conference aimed to raise awareness and educate stakeholders of the issues affecting people with dementia and sight

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Bowen, M - The College Of Optometrists’ Prevalence Of Visual Impairment In Dementia Study 220618
Bowen, M - The College Of Optometrists’ Prevalence Of Visual Impairment In Dementia Study 220618
The College Of Optometrists’ Prevalence Of Visual Impairment In Dementia (PrOVIDe) Study
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Brower, J - Dementia And Low Vision 220618
Brower, J - Dementia And Low Vision 220618
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Crutch, S - Neuropsychology Of Dementia-related Visual Impairment 220618
Crutch, S - Neuropsychology Of Dementia-related Visual Impairment 220618
The neuropsychology of dementia-related visual impairment
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Firth, N - Personal Stories Of Home Based Trial Of Amazon Echoe 220618
Firth, N - Personal Stories Of Home Based Trial Of Amazon Echoe 220618
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Harding, E - Social & Psychological Consequences Of Dementia-related Visual Impairment 220618
Harding, E - Social & Psychological Consequences Of Dementia-related Visual Impairment 220618
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Jolly, G - Dementia And Sight Loss 220618
Jolly, G - Dementia And Sight Loss 220618
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McIntyre, A - Feedback On Professional Focus Groups 220618
McIntyre, A - Feedback On Professional Focus Groups 220618
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Minto, H - Computers And Assistive Technology, What's New 220618
Minto, H - Computers And Assistive Technology, What's New 220618
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Neil, J - Sight Loss & Dementia Friendly Principles Of Practice 220618
Neil, J - Sight Loss & Dementia Friendly Principles Of Practice 220618
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Read, S - Glaucoma Dementia And The Precipice Of Care Sight Loss And Dementia 220618
Read, S - Glaucoma Dementia And The Precipice Of Care Sight Loss And Dementia 220618
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Yong, K & McCarthy, I - An Update On PAMELA 220618
Yong, K & McCarthy, I - An Update On PAMELA 220618
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