Art can emerge from unexpected sources. For Kevin Whitaker, diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia, his life focus changed from his role as superior court justice to early retirement, and an increased focus on Art. An exhibition of
Pain with Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease centrally regulated
Pain seems to be more related to autonomic issues than mobility issues in a new Parkinson’s Disease pain study. And by extension, it seems likely that’d be the same with Lewy Body Dementia. Many, if not most, people with Lewy
Anxious about visiting a person with Lewy Body Dementia? Just do it.
There are traditional holidays and important dates around which you likely go to visit your loved ones. You may have hesitated to do so when you learn of a person’s health difficulties, especially if it’s dementia or mental illness. It’s
Tips for responding to hallucinations and delusions in Lewy Body Dementia
The hallucinations and delusions that many people with Lewy Body Dementia have are challenging to deal with. They may best be managed by analyzing and learning to react to each individual episode or theme as a specific type. This article
Alternative treatments for mental illness — and isn’t Lewy Body Dementia a type of mental illness?
A New York Times article covers some alternative approaches to treatment of mental illnesses that are being tested. Although Lewy Body Dementia is not typically referred to as a mental illness, it still shares many symptoms for many people. Focusing
Setting up a bathroom for use with Dementia with Lewy Bodies
The Parkinson’s Foundation published a great article with tips on how to set up bathrooms for a person with mobility problems. Since Lewy Body Dementia typically has so many challenging Parkinsonism motion issues and limitations, the tips and techniques are
Appendix Removal Lowers Risk of Parkinson’s Disease (and Lewy Bodies?)
A new study cited in the LA Times shows a significantly lower incidence of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) in people who had their appendix removed in early life. This provides more evidence that the misfolding alpha-synuclein protiens believed to cause both