Age related macular degeneration (AMD) has several symptoms a few of which are blurry/fuzzy vision, difficulty recognizing familiar faces, loss of central vision (which may appear as a dark, empty area, or blind spot in the center of vision), hallucinations, etc. Approximately one in five people living with AMD experience hallucinations also known as Charles Bonnet Syndrome. Hallucinations are one symptom which may lead the individual and/or caregivers to believe the individual has dementia, mental illness, or another similar health care concern.
If you are interested in learning more, join SDAHO as we host Sandy Neyhart from the Service to the Blind and Visually Impaired on Thursday, February 8. Sandy will provide education on vision loss and services available to those experiencing vision impairment. Click here to register.