A Mother’s Day Note

Dear Mom,      I write this as my first year at Boston University nears the end. It was an accomplishment made possible through your support, understanding during my uncertainty, […]
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My Dad

Hello, My 81 years old (and 11 months) dad lost his battle with LBD on 2/28/17. We all know what a horrific disease it is and what it can do. […]
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Lewy Body Dementia: The Artist Within

Sometimes the most fascinating people in the world to listen to are the ones who struggle to speak at all, whose body is crumbling, cheating itself of its once natural […]
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Father and Son

Hi my name is Ron Hansen and I am 53 and married to Lynda, dad to Katharine (Kate) and Sarah and son to Gary and Beverly Hansen. As a native […]
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Aging with Dignity with LBD

In my case, I intervened in my mother, Linda's life 14 years ago, because "something was just not right." She stopped eating right, her house was a mess, she was […]
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LBD Was His Kryptonite

Death does not sound a trumpet. – African proverb There were no trumpets, or any heralding anything. Just quiet, and then he was gone. He slept all day yesterday, occasionally […]
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Early Onset LBD

My husband, Ken, was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia four years ago. He was highly educated and 60 years old. We had been together for over 10 years, having met […]
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Lewy. Mom, and Me

My mother lived with me so I saw her struggle with Lewy body dementia long before we finally got a diagnosis. The hallucinations, the stories, the frozen stance, cognitive issues, […]
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Dorene’s Story

When I look back, my mother Dorene showed symptoms of Lewy body many years before I realized that something was very wrong. Through the years she was diagnosed with vascular dementia, Alzheimer's, […]
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When the Unthinkable Happens

This past spring  Art’s CNA caregiver , our friend Doreen, took a two week trip to Jamaica. Doreen had gently and reassuringly gained Art’s trust as  his caregiver during my […]
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Our Love

Frank, my husband of 27 years, and I have endured LBD for eight years. It begins slowly stealing small pieces of memory at a time until one day you realize […]
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Lewy, Mom, and Me

When Lewy Body Dementia entered my home, the world as I knew it began to shift and I found myself in a constant state of confusion. My sweet mother, who […]
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A New Mission In Life

Don Kent is a licensed attorney with a brilliant career. He will be retiring by the end of 2017 due to his recent diagnosis of Lewy body dementia (LBD). His […]
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My Mom’s Story

My mom, Catherine, began exhibiting symptoms of dementia with little things that her doctor attributed to aging.  However, I knew different. She unexplainably fell and fractured her shoulder. She was unable […]
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Malinda’s Story

Malinda and her three siblings grew up in a small town under the care of their devoted parents. There was an emphasis placed on family in their household, and they […]
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Marvis’ LBD journey

This was not a disease that showed up overnight. Over the last 8 years the symptoms were there but there was no diagnosis. My husband Marvis first started having problems […]
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LBD hubby trying to out socks and shoes on

My hubby tring his best to put his shoes and socks on with our faithful poodle watching.
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Our families journey with LBD

It’s hard to exactly pinpoint when my mom’s LBD story started. Noticing some unusual physical and behavioral issues but I suppose like many families we make excuses for that. The […]
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Lifelong Partnership

  My loved one, G., is a poster child for learning to live with whatever situation you find yourself in. He was totally blinded in an army training accident in […]
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Bada Bing…How Tony Soprano Saved Our Sanity….almost

My story is published here https://marycatherinelunsford.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/bada-bing-how-tony-soprano-saved-our-sanity-almost/ Humor amidst tragedy is what I hope other’s will take away with them to use.
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