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  • More than 15 Million

    Americans provide unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia.
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    Tips & How-Tos

    9 Tips for Healthy Living With an Eye Disease

    Healthy living benefits overall physical well-being, which helps promote overall eye health. Learn more about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle while living with an eye disease.

    Monday, Jul 6, 2015
  • New Diagnosis?

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

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    Expert

    Alzheimer’s or Dementia: What’s the Difference?

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Major Neurocognitive Disorder, formerly known as dementia. Learn more about the difference between Major Neurocognitive Disorder, Mild Neurocognitive Disorder, and the pre-symptomatic phase of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015
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    Expert

    Alzheimer’s or Dementia: What’s the Difference?

    Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of Major Neurocognitive Disorder, formerly known as dementia. Learn more about the difference between Major Neurocognitive Disorder, Mild Neurocognitive Disorder, and the pre-symptomatic phase of Alzheimer’s disease.

    Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015
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    Expert

    Communicating with Compassion

    Learn some helpful tips for how to communicate compassionately with someone who has Alzheimer’s disease, and may need assistance in a public setting.

    Friday, Jul 17, 2015
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • 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.
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    Tips & How-Tos

    Tips to Help Cope with an Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis

    When you or someone you love is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, it can be the most devastating and overwhelming news. But the more you learn about this disease and the resources available, the better you are able to create a plan for the future.

    Friday, Jul 3, 2015
  • New Diagnosis?

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

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    Expert

    Prevention of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Since age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 60 years of age and older, it’s important to take steps that may prevent this eye disease. Certain measures have been shown in large clinical trials to clearly decrease the risk of AMD, and other actions, based on smaller trials or theoretical considerations, may also decrease risk.

    Monday, Jul 27, 2015
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    Tips & How-Tos

    4 Nutrition Tips for Eye Health

    Eye health can be supported through a healthy diet rich with nutrients from fruits, vegetables, and omega-3 fatty acids. Follow these nutrition tips for healthy eye maintenance.

    Tuesday, Jul 7, 2015
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    Expert

    Update on Genetics and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is caused by a number of genetic and environmental factors. People with an affected parent have approximately twice the risk of getting the disease than someone whose parents do not have AMD. Learn about the genes that increase the risk of AMD, and whether genetic testing is recommended.

    Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015
  • Fact Sheet

    Financial Aid for Glaucoma Medications

    Learn about financial aid resources that may be available to help cover the costs of your glaucoma prescription medications.

    Friday, Jul 24, 2015
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • More than3 million

    Americans aged 40 and older have glaucoma. It is estimated that the number will double to 6 million people by 2050.
  • By studying changes in the optic nerve and the brain, researchers will be advancing our understanding of glaucoma and developing new ways to diagnose, assess, and treat this potentially blinding disease.
    Expert

    Is Glaucoma a Brain Disease?

    While one of the major risk factors of glaucoma is elevated eye pressure, more recently scientists have discovered that the pressure inside the brain may also influence glaucoma.

    Monday, Jul 27, 2015

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