When you are close to someone losing sight, especially if you live together, the shock and grief for you at first can be almost as great as for the person losing vision…And you aren’t getting the special attention or professional care that may be offered to your partner, (parent, brother, or best friend.) You will […]Read more "Resources for Partners, Family and Close Friends of Someone Losing Sight"
“When you see well, your brain is processing thousands of images a day, including those seen for only a split second. So when damage occurs to your vision, the brain can get creative and keep on generating images—filling in the poor quality ones coming from the eye. This is worrying! Some people fear that dementia […]Read more "CBS, Charles Bonnet Syndrome: Freaky But Often Goes Away"
This video which is the second in this series, describes the first part of my book, When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery. The book has 5 parts which follow the phases that people often go through after vision loss. It is a resource and guide for people losing sight, their […]Read more "Video about When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Part 1"
VisionAware celebrated the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990, with a webinar “When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes, Self-Advocacy and Low Vision” which I presented. The 2 Q and A sessions provided heaps of excellent questions and VisionAware added some real-time expertise. Melanie Pescoe moderated the webinar, with Pris Rogers. Here it is!Read more "VisionAware Webinar"
First published in the San Antonio Express-News Follow up to: The Challenges of Care-Giving, and Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence both by Audrey DemmittRN. And here is another Resource for Elder Abuse from sixty and Me Becoming a caregiver for a loved one changes your relationship and changes your life. In the beginning you are […]Read more "THE PITFALLS OF BEING A CAREGIVER, Guest Post by Larry P. Johnson"
Audrey Demmitt RN is a VisionAware peer advisor after a long career helping others who also live with low vision and blindness. Here is her companion post on Elder Abuse. There are an alarming number of older adults who are aging with vision loss. Your loved one may be one of them and most certainly […]Read more "The Challenges of Caregiving, Guest post by Audrey Demitt RN"
I am re-posting this blogpost from the earliest months of Vision Loss and Personal Recovery to remind people losing sight and their partners about the emotional adjustment the family will go through. Our brains start to adapt almost immediately, it’s our emotions that lag behind and need all kinds of support to adapt. This difficulty […]Read more "Repost, What’s in a Name? Eye Problems? Losing Vision? Going Blind?"
This is the third How To video for anyone who has lost vision. The videos are short and there are no ads. There will often be a link to a post on the same topic. Today there are more details from my book, When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes. Here’s a section from Chapter 3, […]Read more "How To Regain Independence After Sight Loss – A Short Video"
It is not only the person going through sight loss who experiences shock and grief. My post ( Dealing with Vision Loss in Your Partner, Parent or Best Friend, from 2014 has on-going comments from first publication to just last week. Partners often lack emotional support and somewhere to relax as well as someone to […]Read more "The Team Approach to Sight Loss In Your Partner"
Dealing with Vision Loss in Your Partner, Parent, or Best Friend. This post published in April 2014 had had the longest -running comment section of any; the latest just last week! All the comments are from partners of someone who has lost a lot of sight. Partners of adults with vision loss do not have […]Read more "6 Years On…The Grief and Courage of Partners"