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July 2014 Newsletter

LBDA Helps Educate Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter About LBD

LBDA Helps Educate Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter About LBD

LBDA staff recently spoke with Former First Lady, Rosalynn Carter, at a Care-Net Coalition meeting sponsored by The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving. Read more.

Immunotherapy Shows Promise in New Mouse Model of Lewy Body Disease

Immunotherapy Shows Promise in New Mouse Model of Lewy Body Disease

While new intervention drug trials are being launched in Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia (LBD) families still await any news about potential therapies that may someday halt the progression of Lewy body dementias. Cutting edge research demonstrates the potential of immunotherapy to slow or stop the development of Lewy bodies, the underlying disease process behind LBD. Learn more.

Daily Routines and Supportive Care in LBD

Encouraging Independence: Daily Routines and Supportive Care in LBD

A dementia care and training expert offers strategies for overcoming the unique challenges presented by LBD when it comes to independent living skills, personal care skills, and daily routines and habits. Learn more.

Four Lessons about LBD

Four Lessons

Read how a helpful conversation with a caregiver transformed this healthcare professional and the career-changing things she learned.

How Did We Reach This Point?

Caregiver shares her story on her struggles with her husband’s diagnosis and unfortunate passing from LBD. Read her story.

Long term caregiving may shorten life

Long-Term Caregiving May Shorten Life Up to Eight Years

A recent study examined the long-term impact of caregiving the caregivers. Read about the results and what they mean to you.

Making the Workplace Supportive for Caregivers

How do caregivers who are employed full-time balance their work and caregiving responsibilities? An expert offers insights to help employers become more flexible and supportive of their employees who are also caregivers. Learn more.

New Film Explores Music’s Impact on Neurological Disorders

The much-anticipated Alive Inside opens in theaters July 18, 2014, and documents the healing power of music on individuals with neurological disorders. Learn more.