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The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1W ago

An International Honor!

Today, we are tooting our own horn. We are so honored that our book, The Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia, has received international recognition: It has been included in the Caregive...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2W ago

Electronic Monitors

At a recent support group meeting, members were talking about various ways to electronically monitor their loved ones. By the time I get to bed, I'm so exhausted that I sleep really deeply. ...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1M ago

NUTRITION THERAPY FOR DEMENTIA: USING ESSENTIAL OILS

This blog is by guest blogger, Regina Hucks, our consultant on alternative therapies.You will find an enormity of Essential Oils on the web, in health food stores, specialty shops, even groc...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1M ago

Traveling with Stress

We've been traveling, and experiencing multiple challenges. Every year we plan to leave Arizona and spend a good share of the summer in Washington State. Usually we leave in late May or earl...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2M 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 · 3M 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 · 3M 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 · 3M 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 · 3M 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 · 3M 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,...