A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia
"Jim and Helen Whitworth have done an outstanding job not only of collecting a comprehensive compendium on all aspects of LBD, but they also have provided a personal touch with a moving compilation of anecdotes, stories, and quotes. I commend them for their efforts and will most certainly recommend this book as required reading for all my LBD patients and their families."-James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, Director, Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, Chief of Cognitive Aging for Palm Beach and Broward Counties, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementiais the first book to present a thorough picture of what Lewy body dementia really is. Combining current strategies for managing symptoms and behaviors with personal examples that connect to readers' own experiences, this is the ideal book for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand the disease and provide support to their loved ones. Written in easy-to-read language, the chapters incorporate handy facts and tips throughout, definitions of key terms, and practical wisdom to help caregivers navigate the day-to-day. Links to online resources, support groups, and associations are collected at the end of the book for further reference.
As a complete guide to Lewy body dementia, this revised and updated second edition includes coverage of recent research developments and topic areas of growing interest, including:
- Updated information on the latest drug and treatment options
- Brand new chapter on the psychology of dementia, explaining the ways dementia changes the brain and how caregivers can continue to relate to their loved ones
- Discussions of the various causes for dementia-related behaviors and responsive dementia care techniques for caregivers to follow
- Expanded section on alternative therapies in a new chapter dedicated to managing stress
About this Author
Helen Buell Whitworth, MS, BSN,is a retired nurse, educator, and writer. After she and Jim married, she joined his mission and became a passionate advocate for Lewy body dementia care partners and their loved ones.
James (Jim) Whitworthis one of the co-founders of the nationally known Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) and served as the organization's first president after his first wife died with LBD.
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