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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

LBD Phrase for 10-10: Progressive and Incurable

Today's word is progressive and incurable.
  • Like most neurological diseases, LBD grows in the body for years before a person has diagnosible symptoms. 
  • By this time, the disease is too far along to cure or stop. It's like cancer that has become inoperable. Don't believe the claims that this miracle herb or that miracle drug has cured LBD, Parkinson's or any other neurological disease.
  • Hopefully,  researchers will have figured out something that works in the next decade or so.
  • When they do, it will likely be something that stops the disorder either before it happens, or very early on, before it has expanded too much to stop.
Tomorrow's word is treatable. LBD isn't curable but it is treatable.
    For more information about Lewy body disorders, read our books:
    A Caregivers’ Guide to Lewy Body Dementia
    Managing Cognitive Issues in Parkinson's and Lewy Body Dementia

    Helen and James Whitworth are not doctors, lawyers or social workers. As informed caregivers, they share the information here for educational purposes only. It should never be used instead of a professional's advice.

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