Our new AMD peer support group is for those living with Age-related Macular Degeneration. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss in people over the age of 50 in Ireland.
It is estimated that seven percent of Irish people over fifty years of age are living with AMD. On account of our aging population, the number of people in Ireland affected by this condition is expected to increase.
AMD can cause changes in your central vision, which can affect your ability to carry out day-to-day activities. Your peripheral vision is usually not affected and the severity of the condition varies from person to person.
Receiving a diagnosis can be overwhelming for anyone. You may have feelings of sadness, anger or anxiety relating to your situation and this can affect you and your family on a regular basis.
During these times, many people find it useful to talk through their feelings with someone outside their usual circle of family and friends, and often by meeting with others who have faced similar difficulties, vital support can be found.
This group will take place on the third Tuesday of the month from 3pm -4:30pm.
Zoom (training on Zoom can be provided by Fighting Blindness in advance of joining).
If you would like to join or find out more information, please contact us at email@example.com or call us at 01- 674 6496.
Please note that this is not formal group therapy.