Adjusting to Vision Loss

Living with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, cataracts, or any eye condition does not mean that cooking, exercising, socializing, and enjoying a good book become impossible. A few simple adjustments in and around the house will help ensure everyday activities are still within reach.

As a person with vision loss you may have a caregiver with whom you can discuss what is needed and what modifications would be most useful. Make sure that the person whom you are asking for help understands what is most important to you.

Caregiving Tips

If you have observed two or more of the following characteristics, you may need to seek professional advice for your older loved one:

Physical Signs:

  • Recent health problems
  • Serious side effects from medications
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Repeated falls (bruises on arms and legs can be an indicator)
  • Neglected hygiene
  • Incontinence

Cognitive/ Orientation Signs: