Tag Archives: Poor Eyesight

Prevalence of Visual Impairment in People with Dementia: the PrOVIDe Study (NIHR)

Summary The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)’s Prevalence of Visual Impairment in People with Dementia (PrOVIDe) study investigated the prevalence of visual impairment in people with dementia, and addressed possible reasons behind any under-detection or inappropriate management of vision … Continue reading

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People With Sight Loss Have an Increased Risk of Depression (Thomas Pocklington Trust / JGCR)

Summary Research from the Thomas Pocklington Trust indicates that people with sight loss have an increased risk of depression. This brief literature review identifies an association between visual impairment and the prevalence of depression. National data from the Health and … Continue reading

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We Are Primary Care (Pharmacy Voice)

Summary This document clarifies the roles of different primary care services for the general public, with a view to encouraging their use for all but the most serious emergencies. The role primary care in supporting public health is discussed. “Pharmacy … Continue reading

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SCIE Dementia Gateway: Dementia and Sensory Loss (SCIE)

Summary A section about “Dementia and Sensory Loss” has been added to the SCIE Dementia Gateway. The main topic headings in this particular section comprise: Introduction: On the challenges of living with both dementia and sensory loss. Sight Loss. Hearing … Continue reading

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Guide for Customer-Facing Staff on Helping People with Dementia (Alzheimer’s Society)

Summary Small actions can make a real difference when serving customers with dementia. This booklet from the Alzheimer’s Society provides guidance for staff employed in customer service roles on how to support people with dementia encountered in their work. This … Continue reading

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Dementia and Visual Impairment: ADS Research Project, Participants Invited (DAA / ADS)

Summary The Association for Dementia Studies (ADS) at the University of Worcester is working on a research project investigating the needs of people with dementia and impaired sight who live in housing settings other than care homes. The researchers are … Continue reading

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Dementia and Sight Loss (RNIB Scotland / Alzheimer Scotland)

Summary “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 … Continue reading

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