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The “World of Macular Degeneration“ magazine was created by BrightFocus Foundation® to help promote understanding and dialogue among children about a disease that primarily affect older adults. This material is designed for 5th and 6th graders and general audiences. The key learning objectives of this magazine are to help children: identify anatomy affected by the disease, describe variations of the disease and treatment options, and list action items that children might use to help facilitate empathy for and dialogue with elderly people directly affected by the disease.
This resource discusses medical conditions that can affect driving, safe driving tips and strategies, a self test for drivers, evaluation and discussion of unsafe driving practices, and maintaining independence once a decision is made to stop driving.
Alzheimer’s disease affects people’s memories, but it involves far more than simple forgetfulness. It is a progressive, degenerative, and incurable brain disorder that ends in death. We still don’t know why some people get this devastating disease.
The Amsler grid can help detect early signs of retinal disease and monitor changes in vision after diagnosis. It should not in any way substitute for the advice of a qualified health care professional and it is not intended to constitute medical advice.
This resource has been created to aid parents, teachers, and relatives in explaining Alzheimer's disease to elementary school children. It is designed to be read to the child by an adult in an attempt to stimulate conversation about, and understanding of Alzheimer's disease.