The American Society on Aging (asaging.org) is putting on a webinar on February 15th about LBD. The topic is “the importance of comprehensive care and support.” Given the funder, the US Administration for Community Living (part of the Dept. of Health and Human Services), I believe the webinar is targeted to those who work in the field of aging and caregiving. This webinar may be too basic for those within Brain Support Network but there’s only one way to know for sure! We’ll try to attend the webinar and post some notes about a week after.
I’ve copied details below. If you register for the webinar, you will receive reminders and also a link to the slides (before the webinar) and a link to the recording (about a week later).
Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of Comprehensive Care and Support
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
11:00am to Noon, Pacific time
Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center (NADRC) webinar series funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Includes complimentary CEUs
This webinar provides an overview of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and how it differs from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. Attendees will learn the symptoms of and treatments for LBD and how the disease affects caregivers. A person living with LBD will share first-hand experiences and compensatory strategies.
Participants in this web seminar will be able to:
• List three symptoms of LBD;
• Identify two ways LBD differs from Alzheimer’s; and,
• Identify one class of drugs to be avoided in LBD.
* Robert Bowles is a retired pharmacist who was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in June 2012. Now focused on dementia education and advocacy, Bowles’ mission is to teach others that there is life beyond diagnosis.
* Angela Taylor is director of Programs for the Lewy Body Dementia Association, and serves on the Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services that oversees the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. Taylor was also a caregiver for her father, who had LBD.