We’re looking back at 2012 one last time as we start the new year. Last year’s most widely read stories on the A Place for Mom blog included activities beyond bingo in senior communities, tips on dealing with elderly hoarding, the latest Alzheimer’s and dementia research findings, elder law topics, and more.
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The World Health Organization estimates that 4.5 million people worldwide are blind due to glaucoma. Over 3 million Americans have glaucoma. Experts warn that due to a general lack of awareness about glaucoma symptoms, combined with our aging population, we will have a global epidemic of blindness if we don’t educate seniors about the importance of regular eye examinations to preserve vision. As a first step, you can familiarize yourself with thesigns, symptoms and treatment of glaucoma in seniors. Read more about how you can help raise awareness about glaucoma.