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This is an amazing discovery.What a blessing. I lost my dad to Alzheimer's in 2008. I live next door to my parents and was able to help my mom with his care at night and on the weekends. Alzheimer's runs heavily in my family, my grandma, dad, 2 uncles with another uncle in the early stages. I work as a private caregiver. 20 months ago I was asked to care for a dear lady with LBD. She had been diagnosed 2 months before. Up until that time I had never heard of LBD. There are many similarities to Alzheimer's as well as many differences. I thank you all so much for the opportunity to be a part of this. I always have questions as I go thru this with her and hopefully I might have an idea or two to pass along.

Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:32 pm

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How wonderful that you've come here to learn about LBD!

Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:45 pm

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Welcome !
LBD is an illness that you can learn something new everyday !

Irene Selak

Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:51 am
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Welcome to a wonderful forum! It's commendable that you are committed to increasing knowledge about this disease so you can better care for your client. It's a strange disease with many unique features. You will learn how to advocate for someone with LBD. I printed off some of these one-page fact sheets so I can hand them to health care providers and others.

Pat [68] married to Derek [84] for 38 years; husband dx PDD/LBD 2005, probably began 2002 or earlier; late stage and in a SNF as of January 2011. Hospitalized 11/2/2013 and discharged to home Hospice. Passed away at home on 11/9/2013.

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Welcome - I hope you find lots of practical info. here and a supportive environment as you provide care to others. Lynn

Lynn, daughter of 89 year old dad dx with possiblity of LBD, CBD, PSP, FTD, ALS, Vascular Dementia, AD, etc., died Nov. 30, 2010 after living in ALF for 18 months.

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