13 April 2018
22 June 2018, 09.30 – 16.15
FREE tickets are now available to a conference that will consider the challenges faced by people who have dementia and are also visually impaired. The conference is aimed at professionals who work with people who have dementia, those who have dementia or know of someone who has dementia.
Jointly organised by the University College London and the Vision UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee, the conference aims to raise awareness of problems faced by those affected by vision or visual perception conditions and dementia.
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. Visual impairment is by itself a serious condition for anyone, but is especially challenging for those with concurrent dementia.
On the day, there will be presentations on a number of interesting topics including:
• a discussion of the neuropsychology of dementia-related visual impairment including PCA;
• the social and psychological consequences of dementia-related visual impairment;
• preparing the workforce to recognise and meet the needs of people living with sight loss and dementia;
• awareness and professional focus of Occupational Therapists and Social Care Workers on dementia and sight loss;
• Technology and research on dementia and visual impairment;
• personal stories from members of Rare Dementia’s Support
After each presentation, the audience will get the chance to put questions to all the experts.
The conference will take place on Friday 22 June 2018, 9:30– 16:15 at Wellcome Trust, Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE
Although the event is free tickets are limited so will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. However we are hopeful that more tickets will become available so will be keeping a reserve list.
Tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ucl-and-vision-uk-dementia-and-sight-loss-conference-tickets-45138423239
The Programme for the day is attached below