When the Caregiver Is Blind or Visually Impaired
When someone you love is very ill, recovering from surgery or injury, or suffering with a long term debilitating condition or is simply becoming more fragile through the aging process, you will very likely be the one to step up and do what is needed. You might be blind or have low vision, but at times like these, your blindness needs to take a back seat. Yet, it is very much still there.You get creative in working with your blindness, so you can deal with the larger and more immediate situation. Read our peer advisors' stories about overcoming the challenges of being a caregiver who is blind or visually impaired. Please share your own stories so we can inspire others by sharing the load to make it a little lighter to carry.
- Author Ed Henkler Helps Readers Support Parents with Age-related Vision Loss
Ed Henkler, son of a mother with age-related macular degeneration, writes an e-book for helping families with useful tips and resources on dealing with vision loss. Read about his journey and his book.
- Breaking Down Barriers for Blind Parents-To-Be, Part 2
by Francesca Crozier-Fitzgerald on 3/16/2017
- Alzheimer’s, Vision Loss, and Caregiving
by Steph McCoy on 11/27/2016
- Bottle-Feeding Baby As a Blind or Visually Impaired Mother
by Holly Bonner on 11/9/2016
- Preparing for Pregnancy: A Blind Mother's Checklist Part 2, Medical Implications
by Holly Bonner on 9/19/2016
- Motherhood with Vision Loss
by DeAnna Quietwater Noriega on 5/4/2016