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The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2W ago

Sleep Part 2: Circadian Clock Issues

This blog is about how one's internal clock can get messed up and cause a person's sleep/wake times to be disrupted. Sleep is the time when the body actively restores and strengthens its res...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1W ago

Sleep Part 1: The Value of Sleep

Sleep is as necessary to good health as exercise--maybe even more! An elderly or infirm person, including anyone with dementia, needs about 7 to 9 hours of sleep a day to function properly. ...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2W ago

Happy Holidays

This week, my family is enjoying visits from distance relatives, holiday get-togethers and fun, to include our very first hot air balloon ride. We hope you are also enjoying this holiday sea...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 3W ago

I Want to Go Home, Part Two

Merry Christmas everyone!A month ago, the blog was about the PlwD* who wanted to go home and suggested that the care partner would get further if they first saw the issue from the PlwD's poi...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1M ago

EASEE Holiday Hints

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person living with dementia (PlwD) and the whole family. Maintaining family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a se...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1M ago

Essential Oils Most Helpful with Dementia

This week's guest blogger is our Alternative Therapies consultant, Regina Hucks. Her last blog was about the benefits of Touch and Massage therapies for both caregiver and patient. This blog...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1M ago

Happy Thanksgiving

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. We spent the day with family and friends and we hope you did too. We hope your holiday was happy. That you had a few family or friends with you, but only a few so...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2M ago

I Want to Go Home, Part One

Almost ever care partner has heard this request. Most start out by telling the PlwD,*  "But you are home" only to find out that instead of making things better it made them worse. The same i...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2M ago

Affirmations to Keep You Going

Today's blog is about mantras, or motivating statements, like the “I think I can, I think I can” that you can chant over and over to yourself when the going gets rough. It can express a basi...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2M ago

Touch and Massage Therapy Incorporating Essential Oils:

Today's blog is from our Regina Hucks, our Alternative Therapies Consultant.Touch is powerful.The Human Touch is a powerful thing. Often a touch can be something as simple as placing a comfo...