Age-Related Macular Degeneration / Family Members
Caring for someone with AMD.
Whether it’s your husband, mother, brother, or friend, caring for someone with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) requires you to understand as much as you can about the disease. It’s also important that you understand your own risk, since AMD is hereditary.
Caregiver tips from the National Family Caregivers Association:1
- Educate yourself about your loved one's condition and how to communicate effectively with doctors
- Trust your instincts. Most of the time they'll lead you in the right direction
- Seek support from other caregivers. There is great strength in knowing you are not alone
- When people offer to help, accept the offer and suggest specific things that they can do
- Watch out for signs of depression, and don't delay in getting professional help when you or your loved one need it
Are you at risk?
Many factors determine your risk for developing AMD – from immediate family members with the disease, to age and lifestyle choices. By talking to your doctor to understand your level of risk, and the steps you can take to help reduce it, you’ll be able to start taking action today.
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- www.nfcacares.org/pdfs/10_tips.pdf. Accessed 08/11.