Visual Impairment and Dementia Summit organised by the College of Optometrists

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Invited to speak on "The Social Care and Support Needs of Adults with Sight Loss." and to take in the consensus building session around establishing future research priorities for visual impairment and dementia. The College of Optometrists is hosting a Visual Impairment and Dementia Summit to generate ideas on how to turn the findings from research into recommendations that will improve lives. Following the event, the College will produce a report of the day’s proceedings. The event, which will be co-hosted by Thomas Pocklington Trust and the Alzheimer’s Society, will share information about the most recent research projects that have investigated aspects of dementia and vision, or the impact of one on the other. It will also use the two Priority Setting Partnerships exercises (PSPs) previously undertaken in each area by the James Lind Alliance (JLA) and will explore which of those priorities are most relevant and important to people with concurrent dementia and visual impairment or sight loss. This is the first time two such PSPs have been brought together in this way.
Period24 Feb 2015
Event typeOther
LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map


  • social care
  • older people
  • support needs
  • visual impairment
  • adults