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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

LBD Word for 10-11: Treatable

LBD is treatable. We've been teaching about treating LBD for over a decade! 
  • Symptoms can be addressed individually, often with good results. 
  • With good treatment, a person with LBD can have a good quality of life for many years.
  • Some drugs can help: dementia drugs, anti-depressants, and mild anti-psychotics and others for specific symptoms, but drugs can also be very problematic. 
  • Non-drug options, alone or combined with drugs in lower doses than when used alone is often the best option.
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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