NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING & THE ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE EDUCATION AND REFERRAL CENTER

This article was posted by our good friend Gincy who’s husband deals with Alzheimer’s on a daily basis. Thank you Gincy for sharing this wonderfully informative articles. 
Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Introduction

Lewy body dementia mostly affects older adults.

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex and challenging brain disorder. It is complex because it affects many parts of the brain in ways that scientists are trying to understand more fully. It is challenging because its many possible symptoms make it hard to do everyday tasks that once came easily.

Although less known than its “cousins” Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is not a rare disorder. More than 1 million Americans, most of them older adults, are affected by its disabling changes in the ability to think and move.

As researchers seek better ways to treat LBD—and ultimately to find a cure—people with LBD and their families struggle day to day to get an accurate diagnosis, find the best treatment, and manage at home.

This booklet is meant to help people with LBD, their families, and professionals learn more about the disease and resources for coping. It explains what is known about the different types of LBD and how they are diagnosed. Most importantly, it describes how to treat and manage this difficult disease, with practical advice for both people with LBD and their caregivers. 

Publication Date: September 2015

Page Last Updated: January 21, 2016

 

Here’s wishing for a breakthrough or even a cure sometime in the near future.  Thank you all for taking the time to read about this disabling disease that effects so many.
Thank You All,

Richard Kreis

iCareConsulting@att.net

iCareTalk.net

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