Date: Thursday 25th April

Time: 9.30am - 4pm
Venue: York College

Sight Support HEY is delighted to be coordinating an Information Day about Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS).

The condition causes people to see images which are not real. These ‘visual hallucinations’ are caused by loss of sight, although not everyone with low vision develops the condition. For those who do, CBS can be frightening and debilitating, not least because it may be confused mistakenly with the onset of dementia. For this reason too many people suffer in silence.

This one day free event will be an informative look into the nature of the condition, current research including the potential causes of Charles Bonnet Syndrome and it’s over activity in the brain as well as what the future might hold. It will include talks from specialists and will show some of the current work to support, manage and treat those with the condition as well as hearing from those who have the condition themselves.

Speakers will include:

Judith Potts: Founder of Esme’s Umbrella, the only Awareness Campaign for Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Dr Dominic Ffytche: Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King's College London and Consultant at the Maudsley Hospital

Kat Da Silva Morgan: Researcher at Newcastle University with a background in Psychology and Neuroscience

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

For more information on this free event, please contact Tracy Atkinson at Sight Support Hull and East Yorkshire on 01482 342297 or email info@sightsupport.org.

Bookings can be made online via Eventbrite.

TICKETS ARE FREE BUT PLACES MUST BE BOOKED AS THERE IS LIMITED AVAILABILITY.

TICKETS ARE RESTRICTED TO A MAXIMUM OF FOUR PER ORGANISATION.