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A toolbox of information and ideas for responsive care partnering, skills that help family and professionals deal with Lewy body dementia (LBD), with or without Parkinson's, Alzheimer's or other dementias.
Robin Williams died with un-diagnosed Lewy body dementia. His early LBD symptoms were either disregarded or diagnosed as Parkinson's, not at all unusual. Dementia expert, Dr. James Galvin, calls LBD, "the most common dementia you've never heard of."
No dementia is easy to deal with and LBD is harder than most. Early behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) are common, as is a sensitivity to the very drugs normally used to treat them.
Responsive care partnering starts with learning about:
Dementia specialists recommend that non-drug options should always be tried first for BPSD. This is especially true with LBD.
Integrative medicine, a combination of traditional medicine and alternative options, tends to increase quality of life while decreasing the need for drugs.
For more information, our books, A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia , Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia and our newest, Responsive Dementia Care are available through our shop.
Learn more about LBD and other neurological disorders, symptoms, concerns, options and more in the LBDtools Learning Center below. Follow our Award Winning Blog, the Lewy BodyRollercoaster for additional information and comments from people just like you.
All books are written in the Whitworth's easy to read style, filled with well-supported facts and illustrated by personal examples.
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Their newest book, Responsive Dementia Care: Fewer Behaviors Fewer Drugs provides family and professional caregivers with tools for dealing with difficult dementia-related behaviors.
Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson's & Lewy Body Dementia provides an overview of symptoms that can go into LBD and information on how to deal with them.
A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first caregiver-oriented book to provide a thorough picture of the disease.
Riding a Roller Coaster with Lewy Body Dementia: A Manual for Staff makes a great gift for your home helper or care facility staff.