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Dementia, sight loss and the living environment workshops

Dementia, sight loss and the living environment workshops

7th December, 2018

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 Occupational Therapists within the Western Bay region of Bridgend, Neath-Port Talbot and Swansea.

The free workshops will address:

  • Common sight conditions and the aging eye
  • Dementia and functionality
  • Hallucinations and sight loss
  • Issues in everyday environments that can impact people with dementia
  • Applying colour contrast to environments
  • Lighting solutions in and around a home
  • Wayfinding techniques
  • Cost friendly approaches to attractive and inclusive home environments

The principles of the subjects covered by the workshops have been endorsed by the Welsh Government; the Older People’s Commissioner; the Chartered Institute of Housing; Cymorth Cymru and by Care and Repair.  It also meets best practice and legislative obligations that include, The Equality Act 2010 and Lifetime Homes.

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, please respond to david.watkins@rnib.org.uk with completed booking form confirming your interest.

The available dates are:

  • 11 and 18.December 2018
  • 10, 17, 25 and 30 January 2019
  • 8, 14, 22 and 27 February 2019 
  • 6 and 15 March 2019 

RNIB workshops booking form Dementia sight loss and Living Environment 2018.doc(Word, 35 KB)

Alternatively, the workshop can be delivered at your workplace if you have the necessary facilities and have between 7 and 15 delegates attending.

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