“People with dementia, the condition that can erode memory and mental capability, may also suffer sight loss that goes undetected. The problem is compounded by the fact that they are often unable to communicate it while their carers and health workers attribute any problems to their mental condition”.
Two national charities – Alzheimer Scotland and the Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland – have produced a booklet called “Dementia and Sight Loss”.
Read more: Dementia and Sight Loss. RNIB.
Dementia and sight loss. [Scotland]: RNIB Scotland / Alzheimer Scotland, October 2012.
Background Interest: The Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group
There is a special interest group working in this area. The RNIB, the Alzheimer’s Society and Thomas Pocklington Trust formed the Dementia and Sight Loss Interest Group (DaSLIG) in 2008. DaSLIG is part of VISION 2020 UK. The Macular Society has also joined.
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].