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Seeing what they see: 

Compensating for cortical visual dysfunction in Alzheimer's disease 

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Seeing what they see is a a four-year Economic Social and Research Council (ESRC) and National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded programme led by Sebastian Crutch at UCL.

The programme aims to:

  1. better understand the functional impact of dementia-related visual impairment;
  2. develop home-based interventions which address dementia-related visual impairment in order to improve independence and quality of life of individuals with dementia and their caregivers.

Thus far, the Seeing What They See study has been divided into three preparatory studies: Preparatory Study 1 aims to identify optimal visual cues, Preparatory Study 2 looks to validate visual cues in a simulated visual environment and Preparatory Study 3 will provide a social science evaluation of dementia-related visual impairment. 

Recent News & Events

As a team, we are dedicated to disseminating our research on a multitude of platforms. Recently, preliminary findings for the SWTS study comprised of data from the PAMELA lab and Brunel University were presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Washington DC by Dr Keir Yong. The AAIC also featured presentations on investigating computer-based interventions to support reading in PCA.


Please contact Keir Yong for more information about the study.