In Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind, a new text on age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from AFB Press, author Lindy Bergman recounts her journey with macular degeneration, and offers suggestions on how to remain positive and get the most out of life. The book also contains highly informative chapters on the nature and treatment of AMD authored by world-renowned experts from The Chicago Lighthouse for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired.
Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind examines the impact of untreated depression and other emotional and psychological reactions among older adults with vision loss, a topic often overlooked or ignored during the rehabilitation process. The book came to fruition as the result of a partnership between The Chicago Lighthouse and AFB Press, the publishing arm of the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB).
“This book fills an information gap on depression and helps patients understand that they are not alone, while giving professionals the tools they need to care for their patients’ vision loss and emotional well-being,” said Carl R. Augusto, AFB president and CEO.
With one in three persons over age 75 affected by AMD, and as the 79 million baby boomers near retirement age, Ms. Bergman’s personal perspectives combined with the medical and other insights from professionals makes Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind a must-read for both newly diagnosed patients and their families, as well as the professionals who serve them.
In Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind, readers will find:
“We want people facing a progressive retinal degenerative disease to receive the best care possible, and we believe the information and practice methods in this book will play a major role in quality care,” said Janet P. Szlyk, Ph.D., President and Executive Director of The Chicago Lighthouse.