August 2013 Newsletter

Caregivers benefit from adult day services

New Study Shows Caregivers Benefit from Adult Day Services

Caring for a person with dementia can be a very stressful job. But many caregivers are not using important community resources that can make their job easier and help them maintain both their health and emotional well-being. In fact, only 21 percent of LBD caregivers reported using Adult Day Services (ADS). New research into the benefits of ADS may lead more dementia caregivers to consider it. Read more.

LBDA Webinar with Dr. Epstein-Lubow

LBDA Webinar: Caring for the Family Caregiver, Strategies for Healthy Living and Coping, Dr. Epstein-Lubow

Join us for the upcoming LBDA Webinar: Caring for the Family Caregiver: Strategies for Healthy Living and Coping on Wednesday September 4, 2013, 2:00 – 3:00pm EDT. This webinar will provide family caregivers with strategies and resources to maintain and enhance one’s own health amidst the efforts of assisting a loved one with Lewy body dementia (LBD). Learn more and register.

Healtheo360 provides a community for LBDA

New Online Resource Provides LBD Support Network

The Lewy Body Dementia Association is partnering with healtheo360, an online health resource and support community for patients, caregivers, family and friends. Learn more.

Encouraging dementia caregivers to eat well

LBD Story:  Isabel Bearman Bucher, “The Stream”

LBDA Volunteer Corner: Trainings, News and more!

Encouraging eating: Advice for At-home Dementia Caregivers