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Vision Loss and Alzheimer's

Posted on October 12, 2018

Sometimes our loved ones with Alzheimer's begin to experience vision loss. Difficulty seeing can interfere with leisure activities like reading, writing, and watching TV. Vision loss can also negatively affect balance and mobility while moving around.

On myALZteam, the social network and online support group for those caring for loved ones living with Alzheimer's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Vision loss is one of the top topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about vision loss:

How can eyes examination be done accurately? He is not able to answer or differentiate between up, down, right, left, yes or no.

Husband no longer reads, writes, does puzzles, watches tv... I can t find anything for him to do. Any suggestions?

Here are some conversations about vision loss:

"Has anyone noticed their loved one having difficulty seeing things when you hold it out for them?"

"My husband is legally blind now at age 53. As if he didn’t have enough to deal with, his brain is taking away his vision."

"My day is good but I wish Alzheimer's didn't steal so much from a person. It is taking my husband's vision as well."

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myALZteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myALZteam Member said:

God bless you. All these moments that strike the heart so hard when we witness their decline!!! It really dosen’t help to know that someone else has already gone thru it. It is always a shock to the… read more

posted about 20 hours ago

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