How to Get Your Prescriptions Delivered to Your Home

How to Get Your Prescriptions Delivered to Your Home Care Macular Degeneration

My in-laws who are in their late eighties and early nineties make regular trips to their local drug store to pick up their prescription drugs.  My father-in-law who has wet macular degeneration no longer drives and there are no family members who live close by which means my mother-in-law does the driving. A phone conversation…

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What Changes with a Macular Degeneration Diagnosis?

What Changes with a Macular Degeneration Diagnosis? Care Macular Degeneration

Perspective and Perception with Macular Degeneration March of 2019 was the beginning of my new way of living. That is, of course, when I found out I was living with myopic degeneration. There had been signs a few years prior, signs I did not heed (as I discovered – and now regret). Constantly struggling with…

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What Role Does Diet Play with Macular Degeneration?

What Role Does Diet Play with Macular Degeneration? Care Macular Degeneration

Question: What should I be eating or not eating to hopefully slow the progression of AMD? Answer: Research shows following a Mediterranean diet can be highly beneficial to those with AMD. The Mediterranean diet, if followed, can reduce development and progression to late AMD by as much as 41%! Following a Mediterranean diet can also be beneficial to our…

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Understanding the Expenses of Macular Degeneration

Understanding the Expenses of Macular Degeneration Care Macular Degeneration

I was reminded the other day of some of the additional costs of living with macular degeneration. I had been shopping for a battery for my portable lighted magnifier, when I started thinking about all the little, and not so little, extra costs of this sight stealing condition. Macular degeneration expenses Not only do we…

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Why Didn’t Someone Tell Me BEFORE It Was Too Late?

Why Didn’t Someone Tell Me BEFORE It Was Too Late? Care Macular Degeneration

Many people who are diagnosed with macular degeneration don’t know much, if anything, about it before getting that shocking news in the doctor’s office. And, once the news is delivered it seems like it’s more common than not that we either get information overload (completely overwhelming) or extreme lack of information (frustrating, and dangerous!). An overwhelming…

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Life After an AMD Diagnosis

Life After an AMD Diagnosis Care Macular Degeneration

People know your name, NOT your story. They’ve heard what you’ve done, but NOT what you’ve been through. So take their opinions with a grain of salt. In the end, it’s NOT what others think, it’s what you think about yourself that counts. What is our daily life like as a VIP (visually impaired person)? Well, I…

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Things to Consider When Newly Diagnosed

Things to Consider When Newly Diagnosed Care Macular Degeneration

The day I was diagnosed with AMD: (Gulp…oh no!) Eight years ago I was diagnosed with wet AMD in my right eye and dry AMD in my left eye. My reaction was shock, fear, and confusion. I thought they were telling me I was going blind…soon! I knew absolutely nothing about this disease. The eye doctor was a…

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Having trouble reading restaurant menus?

Having trouble reading restaurant menus? Macular Degeneration Macular Degeneration Tech Tips Technology Top Choices

When my father had advanced dry AMD (also called geographic atrophy) between 2005 and 2012, going out to eat was a problem for him, and as a result, a problem for those with him. He would have my mother put his reading glasses and a lighted magnifying glass in her purse. Much of the time,…

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I’m like the scared ostrich that buried his head in the sand…

I'm like the scared ostrich that buried his head in the sand… Care Macular Degeneration

Symptoms in Year 8 With My AMD Remember the old story about the ostrich that buried his head in the sand when he was scared? Denying the truth doesn’t change the facts. I’ve been guilty of being in denial about my waning vision due to my AMD. I’m not proud of it. But I’m not ashamed by…

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Creating Stress-Free Christmas Traditions with a Visual Impairment

Creating Stress-Free Christmas Traditions with a Visual Impairment Care Macular Degeneration

It’s almost that time of year. Time to start making your Christmas list for the VIPs (visually impaired persons) in your life. Especially if you’re the VIP. Santa does a much better job with a few hints. The right gifts don’t need to be expensive. Gift ideas for the visually impaired Some suggestions might include:…

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I’m Scared to Live Alone with Macular Degeneration

I’m Scared to Live Alone with Macular Degeneration Care Macular Degeneration Resources Smart Homes Training

“I live alone and worry about what’s going to happen to me.” This is not only a concern for those who have macular degeneration but for many people with perfect vision, especially those of a ‘certain’ age, ie. seniors. Living alone and being alone People live alone by choice or by circumstances. Decisions made when…

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Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration… Now What (6 of 12) – Non-Profit Organization

Diagnosed with Macular Degeneration… Now What (6 of 12) - Non-Profit Organization Care Macular Degeneration Resources

So, you have been diagnosed with Macular Degeneration, now what?  Many, when being told they have Macular Degeneration, inaccurately hear, “I’m going blind”, and that can feel like your whole world is collapsing. It is extremely rare to go completely blind from Macular Degeneration, whether you have either the wet or dry type. If someone…

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