TO HEROIC MOM-PARTNER-CAREGIVERS OF PEOPLE WITH LBD
Tenacity, Love, and Self-Sacrifice…
Patience and Kindness and All That’s Nice—
That’s the Stuff that Heroines Are Made Of
ATLANTA (MAY 5, 2014)—Today, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) announces, as an extension of its Lewy Who? awareness campaign, a month-long salute to and continued support for Mom-Partner-Caregivers of family members with Lewy body dementia. Affecting more than 1.3 million Americans, Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the most misdiagnosed form of dementia and, following Alzheimer’s disease, is the second most common cause of progressive dementia. So, why recognize moms? Because LBD is slightly more common in men than women, compared to Alzheimer’s disease, which is more common in women than men. And, typically, the spouse or an adult daughter becomes the primary caregiver—a survey of LBD caregivers by LBDA revealed that 88 percent of respondents were women.