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Practical and emotional considerations for caregivers
When a friend, spouse or family member is diagnosed with wet macular degeneration, it can be overwhelming. What does this mean for their future? What does it mean for your future as a caregiver? How much support will this person need from you? There are many thoughts that can pop into your head, and we have collected some of the common questions you may have at diagnosis and during early treatment visits to help you along.
How to stay organized as a wet AMD caregiver as you manage another person's healthcare needs
Being a caregiver is a great responsibility. It’s important to stay organized while managing your friend’s or loved one’s healthcare records, appointments, prescriptions, insurance and more.
Tips for supporting your loved one with wet AMD during their doctor’s appointments
As a caregiver, you’ll likely be accompanying your loved one to the ophthalmologist. Here are a few ways you can advocate for them at appointments.
Your support is critical to helping your friend, spouse or family member cope with this chronic, progressive disease. Here’s a checklist you can use and adapt for medical appointments, daily tasks and coordination with the broader eye care team.
Healthy ways to solve problems and move forward together
Becoming a caregiver for a loved one can complicate your relationship with that person. Here are some helpful tips for settling any disputes with the person you care for.
Tips for caregivers of loved ones with wet AMD and other conditions
As a caregiver for someone with wet macular degeneration, it can be challenging to manage the condition along with other health issues. Here are tips to help you support your loved one’s overall wellbeing.
Consistent treatment is key to maintaining vision over time
Staying on top of wet AMD treatment can be difficult, but is necessary. Here are four easy ways to ensure your loved one stays on schedule.
Tapping others for support can change everything
Caregiving is hard work, and if you are the sole caregiver for a loved one, it can feel tiring. Remember to take care of yourself, too, and seek outside help when you need it.
5 ways to help keep your physical and emotional energy strong
While being a caregiver is rewarding, it can also be frustrating and tiring at times. Here are five ways caregivers can care for themselves while supporting someone with a chronic, degenerative eye condition.
Download our patient and caregiver conversation guide
This guide will help you throughout your treatment journey with macular degeneration. It is a tool that you can use to learn more about your condition and features questions to help guide conversations about treatment with your doctor and eye care team.