Lewy Body Dementia
Most experts estimate that Lewy body dementia is the third most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, accounting for 5 to 10 percent of cases.
It is truly a pleasure and an honor for us to serve the elderly population and their loved ones. We understand the importance of treating elders as the whole person by assessing the psychological, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual aspects of aging in order to determine the best approach to create a personalized care plan and enhance the person’s life. Many times they are unique family dynamics that we must work through in order for everyone to be on the same page and focus on the wellbeing of the client, always keeping in mind that each situation is unique and requires a personalized approach.
Symptoms of Lewy body dementia include:
- Changes in thinking and reasoning.
- Confusion and alertness that varies significantly from one time of day to another or from one day to the next.
- Slowness, gait imbalance and other Parkinsonian movement features.
- Well-formed visual hallucinations.
- Trouble interpreting visual information.
- Sleep disturbances.
- Malfunctions of the “automatic” (autonomic) nervous system.
- Memory loss that may be significant but less prominent than in Alzheimer’s.
For more information please visit: Lewy Body Dementia Association https://www.lbda.org/