Robin Williams had Lewy Body Dementia

I received lots of texts and emails today on the latest in the Robin Williams – Lewy Body Dementia story. His widow was interviewed today and indicates that LBD, not depression, killed her husband. Here’s an excerpt from a Washington Post article about the interview news anchor Amy Robach did this morning with Susan Schneider […]

Johns Hopkins Overview of Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Johns Hopkins University has an online health library with info about various conditions.  I read about their page on dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) from a Facebook (FB) page.  Here’s a link to the Johns Hopkins overview of DLB: www.hopkinsmedicine.org/healthlibrary/conditions/nervous_system_disorders/progressive_supranuclear_palsy_134,65/ The JH webpage is copied below. Robin Dementia with Lewy Bodies Johns Hopkins University Un-dated Lewy […]

5 common dementias, including Lewy Body Dementia

A post today on a Canadian newspaper website, Castanet (castanet.net), is about five common dementias.  The five include:  Alzheimer’s, vascular dementia, Lewy body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and Wernicke-Korsakoff’s syndrome (caused by prolonged alcohol consumption).  Here’s a link to the post: www.castanet.net/news/Dementia-Aware/191198/5-common-dementias Here’s how Lewy body dementia (LBD) is described: Lewy body dementia: Often mistaken for […]

“Lewy Body Dementia Caregiving – Insights & Experience” Seminar, April 19

Please join Brain Support Network, Stanford Parkinson’s Caregiver Support, and Avenidas for a seminar on Lewy Body Dementia caregiving: Lewy Body Dementia Caregiving – Insights & Experience Date:  Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Time:  2:30-4pm Location:  Avenidas (avenidas.org), 450 Bryant St., Palo Alto – La Comida Dining Room Speaker:  Christina Irving, LCSW, Family Caregiver Alliance Panelists: […]