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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

LBD Phrase for 10-25: Rehab Therapies

Rehabilitation therapies are the most common non-drug options recommended by physicians to help deal with the stresses that lead to behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD).

  • Physical therapy: Can improve self-image, increase independence and manage pain.
  • Occupational therapy: Can increase independence and maintain self-worth.
  • Speech therapy: Improves communication ability.
  • Psychological counseling: Helps person and care partner deal with stressful disease related changes, family issues and grief.

Tomorrow's phrase: Prevention

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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