Read more of Bonnie's LBD story in 'Mary Alice Jackson, Our Journey Comes to an End,' out now on our website. Link in bio 💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Susan Schneider Williams recently spoke at LIFE ITSELF, the inaugural conference in partnership with CNN, converging leaders from multiple disciplines who intersect the fields of health and medicine. In her talk, Susan takes audiences on a personal journey experiencing what she and her late husband Robin Williams went through, what she learned, and how crucial it is to develop an accurate biomarker for Lewy body disease. Marc Hodosh Dr. Sanjay Gupta #LIFEITSELF
In Susan’s words: “LIFE ITSELF was medicine itself—of the purest kind…people-driven simply by the desire to make life better.”
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2 days ago
Dementia-related psychosis refers to behaviors that can include hallucinations, delusional thinking, agitation, or aggressive behavior. A July 2020 survey sponsored by UsAgainstAlzheimer's, the Lewy Body Dementia Association, and Acadia Pharmaceuticals, involving 212 patients, found that 61 percent experienced visual hallucinations weekly.
"While psychosis can be more common as dementia advances, visual hallucinations can be an earlier symptom of Lewy body dementia and Parkinson's-related dementia," says Jennifer G. Goldman, MD, FAAN, a member of LBDA's Scientific Advisory Council.
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My grandmother started her hallucinations when she was 65, I knew something was off. I finally got her diagnosed at 82 because she became so aggressive that I was worried about my grandfather's safety. I had to demand answers and imaging as I knew she had dementia. I found a doctor who actually cared and took the time to diagnose. It is such a horrible disease and sad to watch her go through this.
This has been my mothers primary symptoms the first few years…it’s just awful and so draining
What an awful disease.!
3 days ago
Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) announces the hiring of Allison Feldman as their new Chief Executive Officer! ... See MoreSee Less