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  • Created by Seonmee Kong and Youngju Cha under the supervision of Prof. Wilfried Korfmacher in Fachbereich Design of  Fachhochschule Düsseldorf. Sponsored by SAPPI “Ideas that matter,” and provided courtesy of Alzheimer Forschung Initiative.
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    Is It Alzheimer’s?

    This article explores the normal symptoms associated with cognitive aging, and symptoms that are more severe and could be indicative of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

    Friday, Jan 29, 2016
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    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
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • An illustration showing how much of the retina is visible during a dilated vs. an undilated eye exam. Courtesy of the National Eye Institute, NIH
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    The Dilated Eye Exam: Why It's So Important

    Pupil dilation during an eye exam is very important at revealing the status of your optic nerve and retina, and it critical to preventing and treating eye conditions that could potentially lead to vision loss.

    Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
  • More than 7 Million

    people will have Alzheimer's disease in the United States by 2030.
  • Created by Seonmee Kong and Youngju Cha under the supervision of Prof. Wilfried Korfmacher in Fachbereich Design of  Fachhochschule Düsseldorf. Sponsored by SAPPI “Ideas that matter,” and provided courtesy of Alzheimer Forschung Initiative.
    Expert

    Is It Alzheimer’s?

    This article explores the normal symptoms associated with cognitive aging, and symptoms that are more severe and could be indicative of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

    Friday, Jan 29, 2016
  • 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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    Making Your Home Dementia Friendly

    Learn helpful tips, room by room, on how to modify your home to make it safe and friendly for those living with dementia.

    Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
  • A woman gives another woman an eye exam.
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    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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    Injections for Wet Macular Degeneration: What to Expect

    Thanks to medical research, injections for wet macular degeneration can help to stabilize or even improve vision in some cases. However, the thought of having an injection into the eye can be scary, so our latest expert article helps you understand what to expect when the medication is administered and what you may experience afterwards.

    Wednesday, Oct 21, 2015
  • New Diagnosis?

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

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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.

    Monday, Jan 25, 2016
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    Medications that May Adversely Affect Glaucoma

    Many different drugs have the potential to elevate eye pressure and increase the risk of developing glaucoma. This article explores the classes of medications that may affect the open-angle and angle-closure forms of glaucoma.

    Thursday, Jan 7, 2016
  • An illustration showing how much of the retina is visible during a dilated vs. an undilated eye exam. Courtesy of the National Eye Institute, NIH
    Expert

    The Dilated Eye Exam: Why It's So Important

    Pupil dilation during an eye exam is very important at revealing the status of your optic nerve and retina, and it critical to preventing and treating eye conditions that could potentially lead to vision loss.

    Thursday, Oct 15, 2015
  • New Diagnosis?

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

  • 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.

    Thursday, Jan 14, 2016
  • 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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