Taking action on dementia

On 19 September our Services Development Manager, Julian Hallett, attended a very interesting conference in London hosted by The Dementia Action Alliance. The Alliance is a network of organisations, partly funded by Public Health England, whose aim is to connect, share best practice and take action on dementia. They currently have a focus on improving […]

Supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of people with Down’s syndrome

By Stuart Mills, Information Officer, Down’s Syndrome Association Mental wellbeing Sarah Stewart-Brown, professor of public health at the University of Warwick and a wellbeing expert, describes mental wellbeing as follows: “Feeling happy is a part of mental wellbeing. But it’s far from the whole. Feelings of contentment, enjoyment, confidence and engagement with the world are […]

Seeing the world in soft focus

by Stephanie Cairns, a registered Optometrist with the General Optical Council Not everyone with Down’s syndrome needs glasses but research has found that most people with the condition have a reduced ability to see small detail  (Acuity) and a reduced ability to distinguish small differences in shades of colour (Contrast Sensitivity), compared to the general […]