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i care for my husband who has sight loss,any tips would be appreciated .thankyou
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monica_2210 wrote:
Sat Oct 01, 2022 3:20 pm
i care for my husband who has sight loss,any tips would be appreciated .thankyou
Hi Monica

Depending on the sight loss cause there are a few avenues.
First port of call is the website RNIB for the forum and their information about help, psychological issues and things like plates with a high edge etc..

Has your husband had a soc services care needs assessment?
Has the occupational therapist been to check for home aids for him around the house?
He qualifies for a blue badge and many things that the RNIB or other professional eg eye clinic coordinator for sight loss, social worker or occupational therapist etc.

If it is from diabetes have a look at the diabetes.org website for information and the forum.

If it is macular degeneration have a look in their website and get help from the eye clinic, there should be a coordinator person who can talk with you about things like a talking clock, coloured plates, plates with a lip/edge on them, magnifiers and psychological issues.

My mum is now registered blind, very little sight in her right eye - dry macular degeneration and blind in her left eye from wet macular degeneration. She uses an electric wheelchair in the house and the scuff marks on the skirting boards are living proof! I'm due to paint them over again soon!
She went off stews because everything looked the same, she couldn't make out what she was eating and her sight is deteriorating now, she can't always tell what is on her plate, even bright coloured salads on a pink plate. She often puts an empty fork in her mouth, I have to help her feed on bad days. The eye clinic said there will be some good days and some bad days with her sight as it will fluctuate due to her diabetes.
Hi Monica and welcome

If you haven't already come across it, I strongly recommend the BBC Radio 4 programme "In Touch" on a Thursday.

If you can access the BBC Sounds app or the In Touch website, there are dozens of previous episodes on every conceivable subject relevant to visually impaired listeners.