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Senior Care Tips for Those Suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Aug 20, 2018 by Sandra Hatch

Age-related macular degeneration or AMD is a condition that can cause severe eyesight problems, sometimes completely rendering the senior of their ability to take care of themselves and their home. Because of that, children and family members of AMD patients often decide to provide them family care.

If you’re planning to do the same, there are some things you need to know. Although there is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, the symptoms of this condition can be slowed down or reversed. In order to achieve that, the senior will have to make some changes in their lifestyle.

According to a senior care agency from Fresno, Comfort Keepers, these are the habits the senior will have to change in order to deal with age-related macular degeneration:

  • Giving up on smoking
  • Giving up on drinking too much alcohol
  • Giving up on eating junk food
  • Giving up on a sedentary lifestyle

On top of everything, the senior will need to learn how to cope with this condition, as that’s the only way they can maintain their independence. This means that the senior will have to get actively involved in daily living tasks such as housekeeping, medication management, meal preparation, and so on.

Your senior loved one will also need to continue leading an active social life, as it would give them strength to continue the battle with this disease. You will also have to help them out with this by motivating them and encouraging them not to let AMD ruin their entire life.

If you don’t think you’re up to the challenge, perhaps it’s better to ask professional senior care providers to help you out. Apart from assisting you with senior care tasks, they can also give you some guidelines on how to make the senior’s life more bearable now that they’re having problems with their eyesight.

If your senior lives in Fresno, CA or nearby, you can hire Comfort Keepers for the job. To get in contact with them, you can go to their offices at 2224 N Fine Ave #101 Fresno, CA 93727 or call their Fresno number, which is (559) 365-6440.

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