Supporting Someone with Wet AMD
Getting Outside Help
For caregivers of people living wet AMD, while the care of their loved ones is rewarding, it can also be challenging at times. Caregivers are rewarded with the intrinsic value of supporting those they love as they manage the condition; however, this support can cause strain for a caregiver. Often, this strain feels worth it – but like all things, too much can be overwhelming.
Offering Support at Doctors’ Appointments
Tips for supporting your loved one with wet AMD during their doctors appointments
If you have a loved one living with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), you understand that navigating treatment can be challenging. Accompanying them to doctor’s appointments can provide comfort and security. Everyone responds to help differently, so keep their best interests in mind and have a conversation ahead of the appointment about how you can best support them.
4 Tips for Encouraging Continued wet AMD Treatment
Consistent treatment is key to maintaining vision over time
Maintaining a regular treatment schedule is the most important thing people with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) can do. While scheduling and keeping up with treatment visits can be a challenge for you and your loved one, it’s important to keep in mind why continuing with treatment is so critical. Consistent treatment may help improve vision and prevent vision from worsening.
Making Healthy Nutrition Choices with Wet AMD
Maintaining a healthy diet and developing good eating habits
Developing healthy eating habits can help you maintain an appropriate weight and contribute to your overall mental and physical wellbeing, as you manage wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD). Below are some healthy nutrition choices that you can introduce into your day-to-day eating habits. Make modifications based on your doctor’s advice where possible.
Checklist for Caregivers
For Those Caring for Someone with Wet AMD
As a caregiver for someone with wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), your support is critical to helping your friend, spouse or family member cope with this chronic, progressive disease.