A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

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A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

Format:  Paperback,

294 pages

Publisher: Demos Medical Pub

Publish Date: Oct 2010

ISBN-13: 9781932603934

ISBN-10: 193260393X

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Received a 2012 Caregive Friendly Award from Today's Caregive Magazine

Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer' Disease or Parkinson's. "The Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia" is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is.

"A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia" is written in everyday language, and is filled with personal examples that connect to the readers' own experiences. It includes quick fact and caregiving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms and acronyms.

This is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia.

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Publisher: Demos Medical Pub
Publish Date: Oct 2010
ISBN-13: 9781932603934
ISBN-10: 193260393X
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 294
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.9
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9781932603934

Chapter outline

Introductionp. ix
What Is Lewy Body Dementia?p. 1
How Do I Find a Specialist and Get a Diagnosis I Can Trust?p. 13
Slowing the Progress of Dementiap. 25
Coping With Cognitive Symptomsp. 33
Coping With Motor Dysfunctionsp. 61
Sleep Disorders and Lewy Body Dementiap. 69
What Are Perceptual Dysfunctions?p. 81
Drug Sensitivities and Adverse Reactionsp. 93
Managing Acting-Out Behaviorsp. 119
Coping With Autonomic Nervous System Dysfunctionsp. 139
Coping With Urinary Tract Dysfunctionsp. 161
How Do I Build a Health Care Team?p. 169
Managing Legal and Financial Issuesp. 197
End-of-Life Issuesp. 211
How Do I Take Care of Myself?p. 223
Glossaryp. 237
Acronymsp. 257
Online Resourcesp. 263
Referencesp. 265
Indexp. 273

Book description

Received a 2012 Caregive Friendly Award from Todays Caregive Magazine Although Lewy Body Dementia is the second leading 'cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly, it is not well known or understood and is often confused with Alzheimer Disease or Parkinsons. "The Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia" is the first book At present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. "A Caregivers Guide to Lewy Body Dementia" is written in everyday language, and is filled with personal examples that connect to the readers own experiences.

It includes quick fact and care giving tips for easy reference, a comprehensive resource guide, and a glossary of terms and acronyms. This is the ideal resource for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand Lewy Body Dementia.

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