Holton Home, 158Western Ave Brattleboro VT  05301... setting the standard in elder care since 1892

 

The Health Corner

February is AMD awareness month; AMD is Age Related Macular Degeneration.  Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in Americans 50 and older.

AMD is a gradual, progressive, painless deterioration of the macula; the macular is the small area in the center of the retina that gives us our detailed vision.

The macula works by picking out fine detail. When this is damaged, the center of your vision becomes blurred and distorted. Over time, this can worsen, resulting in blank or white patches in your vision. Naturally, this makes activities such as recognizing faces, and reading much more difficult.

Some studies have shown that maintaining a healthy weight, eating a nutritious diet, smoking cessation and maintaining a normal blood pressure will help to prevent the worsening of the degeneration. Finally, it is very important to have your eyes examined no less then every two years.

Eileen Ogden, RN, Resident Care Nurse

It is because of our community of kind friends that Holton Home has been able to provide exceptional service to elders for more than 120 years. Thank you.

Holton Home
158 Western Avenue
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Tel: 802.254.4155