LBD is mentioned a couple of times in this story

“The End” is a series in the New York Times about end-of-life issues.  As I was reading over the latest installment, I noted that the story is about a woman with Lewy Body Dementia.

LBD and its symptoms are only mentioned twice in the story:

“Visiting her in Florida, I noticed increasing balance problems and short-term memory lapses, early signs of Lewy body dementia.”

“For the last two years of her life, she was bedridden with advanced Lewy body dementia and a broken hip. Her eyes were closed most of the time, her body shuddering from jerky, involuntary movements. At least she wasn’t aware that her hands were sheathed in gloves to calm her, or how she was sedated to allow caretakers to bathe her and change her diapers.”

For the full article, see:

The End
My Motherless Mother
The New York Times
By Candy Schulman
January 13, 2016 4:45 am