It can take many years for a potential treatment for macular degeneration to work its way from the laboratory, through rigorous testing and, finally, to become approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Learn more about the process and how clinical trials work.
This list is compiled by National Glaucoma Research, a BrightFocus Foundation program. Resources and information that provide products, services, and other support for people with glaucoma and their families.
Alzheimer's disease is a complex disorder, for which there is currently no known prevention or cure. Although there is preliminary data to support the benefit of some interventions, nothing at this time has definitively been shown to prevent Alzheimer's disease or other dementias.
This list is compiled by Alzheimer’s Disease Research, a BrightFocus Foundation program.
This list is compiled by Macular Degeneration Research, a BrightFocus Foundation program. Resources and information that provide products, services, and other support for people with macular degeneration and their families.
Learn about financial aid resources that may be available to help cover the costs of your Alzheimer's prescription medications.
Learn about the treatments for the dry and wet forms of macular degeneration.
A combination of social, mental, and physical stimulation is the best medicine for a healthy life. Even after a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease, stimulating activities should be continued and modified as needed. Regular exercise and a nutritious diet are also important for Alzheimer’s patients. Here are a few ways to maintain a healthy lifestyle, which can help patients cope better with the impact of this disorder.