Lewy Body Dementia Info on Dementia Aide (website)

Dementia Aide, a relatively new website (dementiaaide.com), is focused on selling what it calls dementia-related products.  While a few things such as t-shirts are disorder-specific, most of the products are caregiving items.  They have pages on their website for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), frontotemporal dementia, vascular dementia, and Lewy body dementia (LBD). The LBD section, written […]

“Caring for Someone with Lewy Body Dementia” – Live Chat Notes

Recently, Home Instead Senior Care hosted a conversation with Angela Taylor, Director of Programs for the Lewy Body Dementia Association (lbda.org). She provided a brief summary of what distinguishes Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) from some other dementias, followed by a lengthy question and answer period. Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) includes both: Dementia with Lewy Bodies […]

“Behavior and mood symptoms in Lewy body dementia” – UCSF webinar notes

In mid-March, the UCSF Memory and Aging Center (MAC) presented a webinar on behavior and mood symptoms in Lewy body dementia (LBD), featuring Jennifer Merrilees, RN, PhD, a clinical nurse specialist at the MAC.  She discussed the common behavioral and mood symptoms that characterize LBD; how brain anatomy and neurotransmitters impact mood and behavior; and […]

“Role of Palliative and Hospice Care” in Lewy Body Dementia

Despite the fact that this is a publication of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), much of this publication applies to those with all neurodegenerative disorders, not just Lewy body dementia (LBD).  Very little of this publication is specific to LBD — really only the mentions of LBD symptoms (including hallucinations and delusions) are specific […]