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A caregiver's guide to Lewy body dementia

Author: Helen Buell Whitworth; James Whitworth
Publisher: New York : Demos Health, ©2011.
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"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 Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language and filled with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Buell Whitworth; James Whitworth
ISBN: 9781932603934 193260393X
OCLC Number: 555627806
Description: xi, 294 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: What is Lewy body dementia? --
How do I find a specialist and get a diagnosis I can trust? --
Slowing the progress of dementia --
Coping with cognitive symptoms --
Coping with motor dysfunctions --
Sleep disorders and Lewy body dementia --
What are perceptual dysfunctions? --
Drug sensitivities and adverse reactions --
Managing acting-out behaviors --
Coping with autonomic nervous system dysfunctions --
Coping with urinary tract dysfunctions --
How do I build a health care team? --
Managing legal and financial issues --
End-of-life issues --
How do I take care of myself?
Responsibility: Helen Buell Whitworth, James Whitworth.

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"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 Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book ot present a thorough picture of what Lewy Body Dementia really is. A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is written in everyday language and 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."--Publisher's website.

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It is a valuable resource for caregivers, which include spouses and children as well as nurses and nurses' aides caring for people with dementia. Family doctors and neurologists also will benefit, as Read more...

 
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