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  • Man taking his blood pressure and recording the results.
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    Blood Pressure and Glaucoma

    The relationship between blood pressure and glaucoma risk is complicated. Learn why both high and low blood pressure may increase the risk for this eye disease.

    Monday, February 13, 2017
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    Possible Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

    Learn about the genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Thursday, February 9, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

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    Prescription Medications That Can Affect Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Patients often ask if their medications affect the risk of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One class of medications can lead to more severe vision loss in people with the wet form of the disease, and another class of drugs may have a beneficial effect.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Woman adjusting the light in house.
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    Tips for Managing Sundowning

    Learn some helpful behavioral and environmental tips to manage sundowning, which can occur in older persons, with or without dementia, during late afternoon and evening.

    Monday, January 23, 2017
  • Medical illustration of the brain
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    Possible Causes of Alzheimer's Disease

    Learn about the genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors that may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Thursday, February 9, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Woman adjusting the light in house.
    Expert

    Tips for Managing Sundowning

    Learn some helpful behavioral and environmental tips to manage sundowning, which can occur in older persons, with or without dementia, during late afternoon and evening.

    Monday, January 23, 2017
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    Understanding the Health Care Team in Alzheimer's Disease

    Warning signs of cognitive decline, such as forgetting conversations or missing appointments, could be early signs of Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. They could also represent a treatable condition, such as a medication side effect or depression. Either way, it’s important to figure out what’s wrong, why it’s happening, and what to do. This article provides helpful information on the range of health care providers, including specialists, who may become involved in Alzheimer's care.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • What happens to your brain duringAlzheimer's Disease?

    Track how nerve cells and the brain change from healthy to affected by mild and then severe Alzheimer's disease.
  • Prescription Pad
    Expert

    Prescription Medications That Can Affect Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Patients often ask if their medications affect the risk of vision loss from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). One class of medications can lead to more severe vision loss in people with the wet form of the disease, and another class of drugs may have a beneficial effect.

    Wednesday, February 1, 2017
  • Acupuncturist teaching a class.
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    Alternative Medicine for Macular Degeneration: Does it Work?

    Some patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) look to alternative medicine for prevention options. While there is strong evidence that certain vitamins and diets can reduce your risk of vision disease, other approaches, such as rheophoresis, microcurrent stimulation, and acupuncture are unproven at present.

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

  • Patient consulting with an eye doctor
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    How Effective are Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatments?

    A dozen years ago, there were hardly any treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Fortunately there are now several, and the best way to evaluate their effectiveness is to review the results of large, well-designed clinical trials.

    Friday, February 3, 2017
  • By 202040 million

    People will have visual impairments from advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
  • Man taking his blood pressure and recording the results.
    Expert

    Blood Pressure and Glaucoma

    The relationship between blood pressure and glaucoma risk is complicated. Learn why both high and low blood pressure may increase the risk for this eye disease.

    Monday, February 13, 2017
  • A senior adult driving
    Expert

    Driving and Glaucoma: What You Should Know

    Driving a car is for some synonymous with independence and is important to quality of life, from the time we are teenagers and first given the opportunity to pass the driver’s test, through adulthood. However, recent research suggests that people with even mild- to moderate-glaucoma have higher rates of errors when driving, which places themselves and others at risk. Learn why glaucoma can impair driving, how you can seek help, and options for transportation alternatives.

    Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • New Diagnosis?

    Managing a mind and sight disease is a journey. And you’re not alone. We can help.

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    Primary Angle-Closure Glaucoma: What to Know

    This article discusses primary angle-closure glaucoma, the second most common form of this eye disease. The author discusses important information to know about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, known risk factors, and more.

    Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • More than3 million

    Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.

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