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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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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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
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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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