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    Taking a Closer Look at Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting as many as 11 million Americans. Without proper treatment, AMD can lead to loss of sharp, central vision and cause legal blindness. This short film gives an overview of the disease—including risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment options, and the role nutrition and lifestyle plan in protecting eyesight. It also addresses some of the challenges of living with AMD, and encourages those diagnosed with the disease to take control of their sight.This short, animated “pocket film” that offers an overview of AMD—including its symptoms, impact on lifestyle, treatment, and more.

  • Older sister holding a younger sister with Down syndrome.

    Down Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Disease: Related Disorders, Overlapping Needs

    People who have Down syndrome are living longer than ever before, and a significant number of them will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease. This article explores the connection between these two disorders, and provides a summary of interventions that may help people who have both conditions.

    Monday, October 24, 2016
  • Audio

    Answering Your Questions about AMD

    The telephone discussion features Dr. Joshua Dunaief, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School Medicine, who specializes in the study of age-related macular degeneration.

  • Acupuncturist teaching a class.

    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.

    Saturday, October 1, 2016
  • Photo of microglia (green) and neurons (red). Image by Gerry Shaw, EnCor Biotechnology Inc. (Wikicommons).

    A New Angle on Alzheimer’s Disease: The Inflammation Connection

    Learn how the immune system and inflammation play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease, and how targeting specific elements of the inflammatory process could be useful in treating or preventing this brain disorder.

    Friday, September 2, 2016
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