Celebrations like Thanksgiving can be particularly painful after any big loss. You think you will enjoy yourself at a family gathering …but you don’t. In fact you are kind of miserable. Remember, you don’t have to go to Thanksgiving dinner. There is no law requiring attendance. If you do decide to go, however, you have […]Read more "Thanksgiving: How to Survive the Family Party"
The invisible dish Last month I put a small cream–colored dish down on a white radiator cover. A few days later I swept my hand along the radiator cover – I can’t think why – and banged into the dish. It wasn’t on a tray or a shelf; it didn’t have high contrast with […]Read more "A Home that Works for Everyone, Tip 2 of 4 – Protect It If You Don’t Expect It"
Moving freely and safely around your home and how to talk about it As you adjust to sight loss, you and your family or room-mates will need to make changes so you can step freely and safely anywhere in your home. If you are anxious about bruising yourself or falling, you will tend to stay […]Read more "A Home that Works for Everyone: Tip 1 of 4 – Keep the Traffic Paths Clear"
When do you speak about your loss of sight? When don’t you need to mention it? And how do you stop strangers or your cousin from asking intrusive questions? This is a big topic, but here are some tips to start with. At the beginning of your sight loss, you are still the person you […]Read more "How to Talk About Your Vision Loss, and When"