Our program is an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to health care professionals and the general public, especially those who work in nursing homes and hospitals. The topics focus on the differences between Lewy body dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, the importance of knowing which medications may be inappropriate for LBD persons, what type of physical and occupational therapy works best, as well as the effects the disease has on family members.
We are working with individual agencies to train their aides on the different symptoms of Lewy body dementia and the best way to take care of people with the disease. Most people relate to people with LBD as though they are the same as persons with Alzheimer’s disease or Parkinson’s disease. As LBD is quite different, and misunderstood, it is important that they learn that fluctuations and hallucinations are a hallmark of the disease and need to be handled in specific ways.
Speaking engagements are easily arranged at medical centers, community centers, assisted living residences, senior citizen centers, and other opportune places to speak about the differences between normal aging and the early signs of Lewy body dementia, as well as behavioral approaches to care. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 646-248-9292.