The premise of this article is to provide information to a care partner who will be helping their loved one who has dementia. Dentures and dental appliance care is not covered here. The recommendations described here will certainly not apply to everyone, but
The time after initial Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) diagnosis is so terribly fraught with emotions, fears, judging, confusion, denial and great sorrow that it’s tough to know what do do next. It may seem like a life sentence. And it
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) has extremely wide, gut-wrenching fluctuations. It is difficult to know if a drastic change is a Lewy spike, or a potential coffin spike. How can you know? Skip the story, jump to section on: Making the Decision
Careful Eating Habits Limit Aspiration Risks with Dementias, and particularly with Lewy Body Other Dementia. Summary points: Swallowing Can Be A Killer. Be Vigilant. Eat When Awake and Alert. Concentrate on eating. Avoid distractions. Start with Fluid and Keep Drinking During
Falls Are Disasters With Lewy Body Dementia. Avoid Entirely or Lessen Potential Harm. Falls cannot always be avoided, but whatever can be done to avoid them is well worth almost any effort. The condition of your loved one with Lewy Body
Something unexpected can always occur. It’s been said, “stuff happens.” But some things should not be allowed to happen. A little foresight and due diligence may save you a great deal of worry, and might even save you from harm.