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A caregiver's guide to Lewy body dementia /
Helen Buell Whitworth, James Whitworth.
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New York : Demos Health/Medical Pub., c2011.
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p. cm.
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9781932603934 (alk. paper)
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New York : Demos Health/Medical Pub., c2011.
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9781932603934 (alk. paper)
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What is Lewy body dementia? -- How do I find a specialist and get a diagnosis I can trust? -- Slowing the progress of dementia -- Coping with cognitive symptoms -- Coping with motor dysfunctions -- Sleep disorders and Lewy body dementia -- What are perceptual dysfunctions? 81 -- Drug sensitivities and adverse reactions 93 -- Managing acting-out behaviors -- Coping with autonomic nervous system dysfunctions -- Coping with urinary tract dysfunctions -- How do I build a health care team? -- Managing legal and financial issues -- End-of-life issues -- How do I take care of myself?.
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7356442
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
About the Author
Author Affiliation
Helen Buell Whitworth, MS, BSN, is a retired nurse, educator, and a writer. She has served the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) in a number of positions, including Volunteer Coordinator for a number of years, Outreach Chairperson for the year 2007-2008, and she was named the 2007 LBDA Volunteer of the Year. James Whitworth served as the first president of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), still volunteers on the LBDA Helpline, and is the site moderator for two Yahoo LBD caregiver support groups. After his first wife was diagnosed with Lewy body dementia, he (along with four others) co-founded the now nationally known Lewy Body Dementia Association.
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Summaries
Main Description
Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer' Disease or Parkinson's. The Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book
Main Description
Received a 2012 Caregive Friendly Award from Todays Caregive Magazine Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer Disease or Parkinsons. "The Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia" is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. "A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia" is written in everyday language, and is filled with personal examples that connect to the readers own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms and acronyms.This is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia.
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Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood & is often confused with Alzheimer's Disease or Parkinson's. This book offers a full account of the condition.
Main Description
Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer' Disease or Parkinson's. The Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language, and is filled with personal examples that connect to the readers' own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms and acronyms. This is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia.
Long Description
Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer's Disease or Parkinson's. Co-published with the Lewy Body Dementia Association this is the first book to present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language, and is filled with personal examples that connect to the readers' own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms and acronyms. This is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals living with the disease seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. ix
What Is Lewy Body Dementia?p. 1
How Do I Find a Specialist and Get a Diagnosis I Can Trust?p. 13
Slowing the Progress of Dementiap. 25
Coping With Cognitive Symptomsp. 33
Coping With Motor Dysfunctionsp. 61
Sleep Disorders and Lewy Body Dementiap. 69
What Are Perceptual Dysfunctions?p. 81
Drug Sensitivities and Adverse Reactionsp. 93
Managing Acting-Out Behaviorsp. 119
Coping With Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunctionsp. 139
Coping With Urinary Tract Dysfunctionsp. 161
How Do I Build a Health Care Team?p. 169
Managing Legal and Financial Issuesp. 197
End-of-Life Issuesp. 211
How Do I Take Care of Myself?p. 223
Glossaryp. 237
Acronymsp. 257
Online Resourcesp. 263
Referencesp. 265
Indexp. 273
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