Health, Vision, and Aging

Vision changes as we age. Specific conditions like arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, and others can exacerbate these issues with dry eyes, impaired eye movement, and even hallucinations. Managing both vision health and underlying conditions is essential for optimal well-being.

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Arthritis and the Eyes

Arthritis includes over 100 different conditions that affect joints and their surrounding tissue. Many forms of arthritis are debilitating and can interfere with mobility and quality of life. The two main categories of arthritis are degenerative and inflammatory.    Degenerative Arthritis   The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis (OA). According to the Centers for Disease […]

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Bones, Joints, and Osteoporosis 

Osteoporosis (porous bone) is a disease in which bone becomes fragile and susceptible to fracture. The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) estimates there are 54 million Americans who have the disease. They project that of people 50 and older, one in two women and one in four men will break a bone due to […]

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Cardiovascular Disease and Vision

The cardiovascular system is composed of your heart and many blood vessels. This system delivers oxygen and nutrients throughout your body and removes waste. Your heart powers the system.   Problems with the Cardiovascular System  Many problems with the cardiovascular system involve the blood vessels, which, when blocked, cannot deliver oxygen or properly remove waste.  The […]

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People with Parkinson's disease may have various symptoms related to their vision, including trouble reading, double vision, and dry eyes. The Parkinson's Foundation research has led to breakthroughs in treatment and improved care, bringing hope to the Parkinson's community.

Parkinson’s Disease and Its Impact on Vision 

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a chronic condition where a part of the brain deteriorates, causing severe difficulty with muscle control, balance, and the body’s movement over time. It can cause a broad range of other effects related to one’s senses, the ability to think, and mental health, such as depression and anxiety. The condition is […]

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Stroke and Its Vision Complications

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by a clot or ruptures. When this happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood and oxygen it needs, resulting in the rapid death of brain cells. A stroke is the brain’s equivalent of a heart attack, happening […]

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Dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Visual Perception

According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), the most diagnosed form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease (Alzheimer’s and dementia | National Institute on Aging ( NIA states lifestyle and environmental factors combine and impact the start and progression of Alzheimer’s. Five factors to consider are age, family history, lifestyle such as social isolation, diet […]

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Blindness and Dementia: Exploring the Connection and Strategies for Care

For people with Alzheimer’s disease, independence is the ability to perform and engage in any activities — fostering quality of life for as long as possible. These include personal care, leisure, social, and spiritual life. Caregivers play a vital role in this goal. They can recognize limitations and declining abilities in their loved ones and […]

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