November Public Meeting: Esme’s Umbrella – Charles Bonnet Syndrome
Where and when:
Friday 9th November 2018, 2-4pm.
Kingston Quaker Centre
Kingston upon Thames
We will be joined by Campaign Founder Judith Potts who will share how and why Esme’s Umbrella was created. The campaign is named in tribute to her mother – Esme.
Esme’s Umbrella is the Campaign Group for everyone working towards a greater awareness of Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
What is Charles Bonnet syndrome?
In Charles Bonnet syndrome, a person whose vision has started to deteriorate sees things that aren’t real (hallucinations).
The hallucinations may be simple patterns, or detailed images of events, people or places. They’re only visual and don’t involve hearing things or any other sensations.
It’s important to be aware that hallucinations associated with Charles Bonnet syndrome are caused by failing eyesight. They’re not caused by a mental health problem or dementia.
People with Charles Bonnet syndrome are usually aware that the visions aren’t real, even if they’re vivid.