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Essays on LBD Caregiving

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The discovery of biomarkers is crucial to the effective diagnosis and treatment of Lewy body dementia. Researchers are making exciting progress in identifying early warning signs of the disease.

The challenge of any marriage is to grow together, not apart. Lewy body dementia changes the dynamic of that challenge, but does not eliminate it.

Bath time for those with dementia and their caregivers can be a challenge. Here are tips to make bathing a relaxing, pleasant experience.

In communities all over America, people are stepping forward to raise awareness of Lewy body dementia (LBD) at the local level. Everyone can help to bring LBD out of the shadows.

A husband and caregiver of someone with LBD learns from his wife's bravery in the face of mortality.

When beleagered by the demands of caregiving for someone with LBD, it's important to stop for a moment and remember that the needs of the caregiver matter just as much.

Read one caregiver's story about her caregiving journey for a husband who has LBD, and the array thoughts and emotions (sometimes too painful or horrifying to speak aloud) that come unbidden along the way.

LBD caregiving is filled with seasons of change and loss.  But hidden among the sorrow there are also new insights and beauty to be found. 

Words of wisdom from a woman who has early onset Parkinson's disease, and whose husband has Lewy body dementia.

Over the years, I have learned the many things I must avoid to keep from experiencing mild to severe reactions to my environment. The list is long and daunting, but I have managed my life the best way I can by limiting where I go, what I do, and who I do it with.