Dementia, sight loss and the living environment workshops

Post date: 
Friday, 22 March 2019
Category: 
Wales
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RNIB research evidences that 1 in 3 of the 35,000 people in Wales who have dementia will have a significant sight loss and a large proportion of the remainder having deteriorating vision and undiagnosed sight loss.

Visibly Better Cymru, supported by ‘Western Bay ICF Dementia Funding’ is offering free workshops aimed at Care Home staff; family-based carers and other people who directly support people with dementia within the Western Bay region of Bridgend, Neath-Port Talbot and Swansea.

The free workshops will:

  • Raise awareness of the impact of sight loss for people living with dementia
  • Raise awareness of visual behaviours which may indicate signs of sight loss/ "hidden sight loss"
  • Raise awareness of the importance accessing eye care
  • Raise awareness of simple adaptations to the environment to reduce the impact of sight loss and dementia
  • Reflect on current and future recordings of vision information in care and support plans.

Places are limited, to submit your interest on any of the following workshop dates which will be held at the Shaw Trust building, Llandarcy, SA10 6EJ start time 10am until 4pm.

Dates:

Please respond to [email protected] with completed booking form confirming your interest. 

The available dates are 28 and 29 March 2019.