Social support is crucial for those living with geographic atrophy (GA), a condition that affects daily activities and can cause feelings of depression and isolation. Open communication with family and friends about the condition and how they can help is important. This could include assistance with appointments, errands, and technology. Support groups can also provide understanding, tips, and resources. Active communication with medical professionals, both physical and mental, can provide practical advice, strategies for coping, and emotional support.
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