The Lewy Body Dementia Association (lbda.org) is hosting a webinar this Wednesday, June 28th at 11am California time on hallucinations and delusions in Lewy body dementia (LBD). “Lewy body dementia” is a term that includes Parkinson’s Disease Dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
The featured speaker is Jim Galvin, MD, a neurologist who is an expert on LBD. There is no charge to attend. Details below.
Updated as of June 30th: Brain Support Network posted our notes to the webinar (including the Q&A session) here:
The Reality of LBD – Hallucinations & Delusions & How to Manage Them
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
2:00 pm Eastern Time
James E. Galvin, MD, MPH
Professor of Integrated Medical Science
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
Seeing things that aren’t there and/or holding firmly to beliefs that aren’t real – these symptoms of vivid hallucinations and delusions are the reality that haunts those suffering with Lewy body dementia (LBD) – and their caregivers. Yet, LBD makes patients sensitive to medications that are typically used to manage these vivid hallucinations and delusions. LBD requires a careful and conservative approach to managing these upsetting symptoms.
Join LBDU and Dr. James E. Galvin of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University for a free, informative webinar on hallucinations and delusions in LBD. Dr. Galvin will discuss current strategies to manage hallucinations and delusions in LBD. He also will share information about ongoing research and clinical trials.