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The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 1d 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 · 1W 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 · 2W 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...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2W ago

Lewy Body Phrase for 10-31: Our Upcoming Book

What better day than Halloween to talk about a book that helps care partners deal with the frightening and bewildering behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) that start sho...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2W ago

Lewy Body Phrase for 10-30: Sense-based Therapies

These non-drug options for management of the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) all use the sense pathways to the brain, which lasts longer than language or reason.Arom...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 2W ago

Lewy Body Phrase for 10-29: Relaxation Exercises

Relaxing the body relaxes the mind, lowers stress and decreases behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).Relaxation sessions can:last a few minutes, as with deep breathing, o...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 3W ago

Lewy Body Phrase for 10-28: Enhancing Activities

Enhancing activities like mental stimulation, sociability and music enhance self-esteem, enjoyment and quality of life, thus decreasing behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia.Ment...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 3W ago

Lewy Body Phrase for 10-27: Healthy Living Practices

Healthy living practices decrease behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) by providing the brain more reserves for dealing with them:Exercise: "Better dementia therapy than ...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 3W ago

Lewy Body Phrase for 10-26: Preventative Therapies

We can sometimes prevent behaviors and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) by:Controling the environment: Avoid clutter, crowds, loud noises and bright lights and extremes.Use routines...
The Lewy Body Rollercoaster · 3W ago

LBD Phrase for 10-25: Rehab Therapies

Rehabilitation therapies are the most common non-drug options recommended by physicians to help deal with the stresses that lead to behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).P...