Winning against AMD
4.1 Helping carers to cope.
In the midst of our fear and bewilderment we can forget the problems our loved ones and partners are also facing.
For us, we cannot see as well, we may have given up driving, we cannot read very well, we may have had to give up work and give up our sports. So we will tend to be a bit preoccupied with these problems.
Our carers hear the words but have no chance of understanding the trauma we are going through. They see a person who can no longer do what they have always done. They of course rush to help but they do not know what is best to do. How can they?
Extra Note, added 4th April 2019.
We, sight-impaired people, cannot see a smile, or a wave of the hand, or “catch someone’s eye”, we cannot recognise a person’s face.
Every time there are people they are all, each one of them, strangers to us until someone says “Hi Bill” or Jenny or Cliff.
We cannot be proactive as any one we approach could be a total stranger.
We cannot start the communication, if you don’t start it then we don’t exist. We are just ignored… and press on regardless.
Winning against AMD – Age-related Macular Degeneration