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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Lewy Body Phrase for 10-19: Non-Drug Options

Non-drug options should be tried first before behavior management drugs. They:
  • Are generally safer than behavior management drugs and often equally efficient.
  • Often take more care partner time and effort to use than popping a pill.
  • Can provide opportunities for care partner and loved one togetherness.
  • Can be used alone or in combination with behavior management drugs, which often results in the need for fewer drugs.
Non-drug options includes the following and much, much more:
  • care partner care
  • occupational therapy
  • infection control
  • relaxation methods
  • music and rhythm therapy
  • aromatherapy and massage
Tomorrow: Rehabilitation therapies
    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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