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Esme's Umbrella Charles Bonnet Syndrome Event

Parent's and Carers Network
12:30 - 13:30
30 November 2016
University of Southampton, Highfield Campus, Building 34, Room 4005

For more information regarding this event, please email Lisa Then at .

Event details

Do you have low vision and are you experiencing hallucinations?

If you are, be assured that you are not alone. You might be suffering from a little known condition that affects many people.

It is called Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

This causes sufferers to see images that are not real. These visual hallucinations are not due to the onset of dementia but are cased by loss of sight. The hallucinations can disturb and debilitate, impacting negatively on your daily life.

Please do not suffer in slience.

Join us with Judith Potts, the campaign founder of Esme's Umbrella where we will be talking about the charity, and Charles Bonnet Syndrome.

Speaker information

Judith Potts,Esme's Umbrella,Judith is the Founder of Esme’s Umbrella, the only Awareness Campaign for Charles Bonnet Syndrome. This little-known or understood condition can develop when eye sight is damaged or lost – through any form of disease or by an accident. It causes hallucinations which range from disturbing to terrifying and too many people are living in frightened silence because they think the hallucinations herald dementia. She writes a regular Health Column for The Telegraph – - following her treatment for breast cancer in 2008. She was an actress and is an acting, voice and presentation coach.

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