Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy body dementia, a surprisingly common type of brain disorder that causes changes in the ability to think and move. The two main types—dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinsons’ disease dementia—differ in the earliest signs.
This book is written by Judy Towne who took care of her husband with Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) at home.
Ms Towne offers many hints and tips for caregivers who are caring for a loved one at home, plus many informative facts about Lewy Body Disease as well as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Each of these illnesses have some symptoms in common, especially various forms of dementia.
As I did with my Mom, so does Judy Towne wish she had known the symptoms sooner. I think we all have a tendency to brush off symptoms like losing our balance or forgetting something we did yesterday. Yet, if we recognize these odd moments for what they are: early symptoms, then we may get help sooner when drug treatments may be more apt to have an effect.
Judy Towne’s husband had many of the symptoms that we hear on Alzheimer’s Support everyday. Our loved one suffers from Sleepless nights, stumbling due to poor balance, the necessity of notepads if they intend to hold a thought for longer than a few hours.
As most of us did, she considered the symptoms as a part of aging, until she finally made a medical appointment after the incidents began to effect her husband’s work life.
Judy Towne also explains many symptoms that don’t occur in Alzheimer’s dementia. If you aren’t sure what your loved ones medical condition is, or if you know that they have Lewy Body Dementia— you will thoroughly appreciate this book.
Judy is wonderful at sharing her story and her feelings through this process. This book is easy to read straight through. Each chapter is written to cover a particular characteristic that might be present in someone with Lewy Body Dementia. You can search the Contents Page or Index to find the information you re searching for.
As Judy says: “This book is written to give Caregivers meat and potatoes suggestions to make their jobs easier. Little suggestions that work can have a significant impact to the stress level of both the caregiver and the patient (spouse or loved one.)
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