Simplify Your Medicines

by Pat Snyder Do you have multiple prescription medicines that need to be filled each month? Do you call the pharmacy at the last minute several times a month to […]
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LBDA and FTD Say “It’s Better With Flowers”

LBDA has teamed up with FTD to offer you the opportunity to purchase fresh flowers to celebrate any occasion. FTD is well known for providing the highest quality flower arrangements […]
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The Dog Days of Summer: Avoiding Hyperthermia

Some people with LBD have problems with poor regulation of body temperature. This is due to a change in the nervous system that controls automated functions like breathing and digestion. […]
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News You Can Use: Fall Prevention Tips

Whether diagnosing dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) or Parkinson’s disease with dementia (PDD), increased risk of falling is a common problem in both subtypes of Lewy body dementia (LBD). Clinicians […]
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Film Explores Impact of Music on Neurological Disorders

Alive Inside is a joyous cinematic exploration, opening in theaters July 18, 2014, of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael […]
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Making the Workplace Supportive for Caregivers

LBD caregiving can be a full time job. So how do caregivers who are already employed full-time balance their work and caregiving responsibilities? Often, it’s by cutting out time previously […]
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LBDA Helps Educate Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter About LBD

LBDA staff and volunteers have many opportunities to attend outreach events and professional meetings at the local and national level in an effort to increase awareness about LBD and to […]
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LBDA Volunteers Make a Splash at AARP Conference in Boston

A big THANK YOU to our LBDA volunteers Victoria Ruff, Sylvia Green, and Meg Ward who represented LBDA at the AARP Life@50+ Conference in Boston, May 8-10, 2014. Here is […]
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Health Tip: Protect your Cognitive Vitality

A new resource from the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF) provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of the science for specific strategies to prevent dementia. CognitiveVitality.org showcases the strength of […]
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LBD Caregiving and Employment – A Challenging Combination

There are times when caring for someone with LBD can feel like a full-time job. But when the caregiver is also employed outside the home, there are competing demands on […]
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Identifying the Enemy

by Pat Snyder When a catastrophic diagnosis hits your family and you become a caregiver for a close family member, you are likely overwhelmed on a number of fronts—emotional, physical, […]
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Sleep Hygiene: Rules for Better Sleep

by Dr. Brad Boeve and Dr. Michael Silber Daytime Tips Wake up the same time every day. Set an alarm if you have to. Get out of bed right after […]
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Missing You Sooooo Much! Coping with the Transitions of a Spouse with LBD

By Mary Z. McGrath, Ph.D. Josh and Jen embodied the ideal of a happy and inseparable pair. They married young and brought three children into the world. As the years […]
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Advice for People Living with Lewy Body Dementia

Coping with a diagnosis of LBD and all that follows can be challenging. Getting support from family, friends, and professionals is critical to ensuring the best possible quality of life. […]
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Diagnosis

Dementia is one of the most expensive diseases in the United States, increasing healthcare costs 3 times over those without dementia. Until now, studies on the costs of different dementia […]
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Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex, challenging, and surprisingly common brain disease. Although lesser known than its “cousins” Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is not a rare disorder. […]
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Resources

Federal Government National Institute on Aging Alzheimer’s Disease Education and Referral (ADEAR) Center 1-800-438-4380 (toll-free) adear@nia.nih.gov www.nia.nih.gov/alzheimers National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke 1-800-352-9424 (toll-free) www.ninds.nih.gov MedlinePlus National Library […]
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Research News: Lewy Body Composite Risk Score

Diagnosing dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is challenging both for specialists and primary care physicians. A new composite risk score may aid in differentiating DLB from other forms of dementia. […]
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Ask the Expert: Which Cognitive Medication Delivery is More Effective? A Patch or Pill?

By Howard Hurtig, MD, Chair, Department of Neurology, Co-Director, Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center, Pennsylvania Hospital, Frank and Gwladys Elliott Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Patch or […]
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Caregiver Tips for Hospital Stays

Are you prepared for a trip to the hospital? Being an informed hospital consumer can help you work effectively with hospital staff. Even more important is being an empowered advocate […]
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