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The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2W ago

INCORPORATING ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR DEMENTIA CARE

This week, our blogger is Regina Hucks. See the x blog to learn more about this very knowlegable woman.Medicine is traditionally considered a healing profession, and modern medicine claims l...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1M ago

Being Flexible

Because their job is so important to them, care partners often get caught in the trap of having much higher expectations for themselves than they do for anyone else. Wallowing in guilt and s...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1M ago

Medicaid Requirements for Long Term Care

(Italicized words are defined in the mini-glossary below.)Residential care is expensive…more expensive than many of us can afford, but there is help in the form of Medicaid. Each state has d...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1M ago

Regina Hicks, Alternative Therapies Consultant

Over the course of the next few months, our Alternative Therapies Consultant Regina Hucks will be guest writing an occasional blog about the use of alternative therapies in dementia care. Ra...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1M ago

The Five Senses

The following is a chapter in our newest book, to come out this fall. More about it in later blogs. senses: Sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch; faculties by which the brain receives ext...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2M ago

Dopamine: For More than Mobility

About half of those dealing with LBD also have Parkinson's disease (PD). Anyone dealing with PD soon learns about the need for adequate dopamine. Dopamine has several functions in the brain,...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2M ago

The 2017 Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium Conference

Yesterday we attended the annual Arizona Alzheimer's Consortium Conference. We started out on a rather negative note. We left in plenty of time to enjoy the advertised pre-session Continenta...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2M ago

Helpful Sites for Care Partners

We recently received two lists of links of for care partners that we believe are worth passing on. The first is from Natalie Kelly, who represents a group of educators and librarians called...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2M ago

The Value of Exercise

We've all heard and read about how exercise is so important as we age, and how it continues to be important for anyone dealing with dementia, both the PlwD and the care partner. Exercise inc...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 3M ago

Dealing with Shadowing

One of the behaviors that can be very difficult for a care partner to deal with is shadowing, that is, constantly following, often very closely, and getting very anxious if the care partner ...