Now there are many books for LBD caregivers. I named several in a couple of recent blogs. In this blog I’d like to list some other resources. All of the following blogs are in the blog list on the right of this page. Do check them out.
3 Years and 13 Dumpsters is hosted by Joy Walker. You may recognize the name. She wrote a book with the same title. Joy is a surviving LBD caregiver, who kept on giving even after her father passed. Now she is a LBDA Support Group facilitator and Helpline responder. Her latest blog was about hospice, and well worth the read.
Sharing my life with Lewy Body Dementia is hosted by a man who calls himself Silverfox. He and his wife also write several other blogs. Silverfox has LBD and he posts about his experiences with it. Caregivers hear a lot about what other caregivers think, but it isn’t often you find an articulate person with LBD who is willing to share his/her thoughts with us. I wish he added more feelings, but after all, he is a man....Even so, his stories may help you understand your loved ones better. His blog received a Healthline Best of the Web award.
Living with a Thief named Lewy Body Dementia is another winner of a Healthline Best of the Web award. This is hosted by Kathy Lowrey, whose husband of 31 years was diagnosed with LBD in 2007 and is still living at home. Her experiences will resonate with your own!
Living Well with Lewy Body Dementia is hosted by UK blogger Ken Clasper, who was diagnosed with Early Onset Lewy Body Dementia. Ken’s writing is more political than personal, but nevertheless, interesting. One of his latest blog was about “assistive technology,” specifically GPS tags for people with dementia. His take is that if it helps, and cuts costs as well, do it and quit worrying about “civil liberties,” which he says, he lost when he was diagnosed with LBD.
The new trend seems to be Facebook pages that act as a forum. Here are a couple:
Dementia: The Journey Ahead is hosted by Susan Scarff, author of a book by the same title. This is another book I reviewed recently and the blog is every bit as good. Lots of good suggestions for websites and some good discussions as well.
Memory People is hosted by Rick Phelps, who has Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease (EOAD) but people with all kinds of dementia, including LBD, post. This is another place I go to when I want to know the patient’s view. Patients and caregivers both post which provides a well-rounded view of the issue discussed. This is a closed site so as to maintain privacy. From your FB home page, type “Memory People” into the search bar. Then click on Memory People, and follow the instructions.
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