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Make a difference for someone living with Alzheimer's

Helping each person enjoy what they love most in life...

It feels like there is an awareness day for just about everything these days. This month alone we have already had ‘Pepperoni Pizza Day’, ‘Talk Like a Pirate Day’ and even ‘Hug a Greeting Card Writer Day’.

And that is just in September!

But while we have plenty of fun and wacky days to mark just about anything, there are some awareness dates which we feel need to have a larger share of the spotlight to help make important issues part of the everyday conversation.

Today bears significance as it is World Alzheimer’s Day, and comes during National Eye Health Week!

So right away we have two great reasons to talk about two matters which are so important to us.

And of course, both have a massive part to play in so many people’s lives.

Our vision can have a significant bearing on our lives, and this is only made more severe when living with Alzheimer’s.

To fully appreciate this, let’s consider just how Alzheimer’s can affect a person’s life.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a progressive disease which can cause a multitude of common symptoms such as memory loss and difficulties with thinking, problem solving or language skills.

Over time with Alzheimer’s more sections of the brain will become damaged, as such they will develop more symptoms which become more severe.

The reality is that Alzheimer’s will influence every aspect of a person’s life, from how they conduct a conversation to eating their dinner, and this only gets worse over time.

For some, the thought of this can be both daunting and difficult, and is what thousands of people experience each day either directly or indirectly through a loved one.

But with the right support and understanding we can highlight how a person with Alzheimer’s can still lead a rich life and be able to enjoy whatever gives them joy.

As we age our vision also changes and we may start to develop common eye conditions which can cause partial or total vision loss.

Cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma are the most common for people over 60 to develop, and while they affect our vision differently, they can all have the same significant impact on a person’s ability to engage and identify with what is around them.

It is so important to remember that just because a person is living with some form of dementia that they may not also be dealing with other health conditions.

People with dementia can often feel isolated, scared or even angry as the disease progresses, and sight loss in addition to this can only accentuate these feelings.

Visioncall have a firm belief in enabling people through better vision, and allowing them to see and enjoy what they love most in life.

At the end of the day, a person with dementia is still the same person, and we feel that they have a fundamental right to sight.

Better vision can help someone with Alzheimer’s achieve a better quality of life day-to-day, from how they interpret others face-to-face or even their appreciation of recreational activities.

While there is no known cure for Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia, we can assist them to see the world better thanks to our dementia sight test and other eye care services.

If you care for a loved one or oversee someone’s care and they require a sight test, get in touch with Visioncall today to arrange one in the comfort of their own home.