Eye Health Care for Everyone is a new eLearning module created by the Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) Practice and Development Team to help social service, support workers and carers understand sight problems experienced by people with dementia.
The module launches on 1 March 2016 and to mark this, RNIB Scotland is giving free places to the first 1,500 users.
The interactive tool takes around 40 minutes to complete and uses film clips to demonstrate the leading causes of sight loss. There is also a personal account from Stewart who is living with sight loss and dementia. The module points to resources to support better access to eye health care. It also has an optional ‘action into practice’ section which encourages you to produce a piece of writing.
Completing the course will help you understand that:
- sight loss is a significant issue for older people
- sight loss is a significant issue for people with dementia
- sight loss and dementia both occur more often with age
- accessing eye health care is important.
Once the free places are taken there will be a charge of £10 to £15 maximum. You can pay by credit card, debit card or PayPal.
The module is available at: http://rnib.enetlearn.com/Dementia
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