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A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

Second Edition

Helen Buell Whitworth (author) James Whitworth (author)

ISBN: 9780826148742

Publication Date: Dec 2020

Format: Paperback

Presents a thorough picture of what Lewy body dementia really is. Combining strategies for managing symptoms and behaviours with personal examples that connect to readers' own experiences, this is the ideal book for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand the disease and provide support to their loved ones.
£18.50

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A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia is the first book to present a thorough picture of what Lewy body dementia really is. Combining current strategies for managing symptoms and behaviors with personal examples that connect to readers' own experiences, this is the ideal book for caregivers, family members, and friends of individuals seeking to understand the disease and provide support to their loved ones. Written in easy-to-read language, the chapters incorporate handy facts and tips throughout, definitions of key terms, and practical wisdom to help caregivers navigate the day-to-day. Links to online resources, support groups, and associations are collected at the end of the book for further reference.

As a complete guide to Lewy body dementia, this revised and updated second edition includes coverage of recent research developments and topic areas of growing interest, including:

  • Updated information on the latest drug and treatment options
  • Brand new chapter on the psychology of dementia, explaining the ways dementia changes the brain and how caregivers can continue to relate to their loved ones
  • Discussions of the various causes for dementia-related behaviors and responsive dementia care techniques for caregivers to follow
  • Expanded section on alternative therapies in a new chapter dedicated to managing stress

Reviews

Jim and Helen Whitworth have done an outstanding job not only of collecting a comprehensive compendium on all aspects of LBD, but they also have provided a personal touch with a moving compilation of anecdotes, stories, and quotes. I commend them for their efforts and will most certainly recommend this book as required reading for all my LBD patients and their families." - James E. Galvin, MD, MPH, Director, Comprehensive Center for Brain Health, Chief of Cognitive Aging for Palm Beach and Broward Counties, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Pages 390
Dimensions 229 x 152
Date Published 30 Dec 2020
Publisher Demos Health
Subject/s Family & health   Neurology & clinical neurophysiology   Community nursing   Alzheimer's & dementia  
  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1. What is Lewy Body Dementia?
  • Chapter 2. How Do I Find a Specialist and Get a Diagnosis I Can Trust?
  • Chapter 3. Preventing Dementia, Decreasing Symptoms
  • Chapter 4. Taking Care of the Care Partner
  • Chapter 5. Coping with Cognitive Symptoms
  • Chapter 6. Coping with Motor Dysfunctions
  • Chapter 7. Sleep Disorders and the Lewy Body Dementia
  • Chapter 8. What are Perceptual Dysfunctions?
  • Chapter 9. The Psychology of Dementia
  • Chapter 10. Drug Sensitivities and Adverse Reactions
  • Chapter 11. Manging Stress
  • Chapter 12. Managing Behaviors
  • Chapter 13. Coping with Autonomic Nervous Systems Dysfunctions
  • Chapter 14. Coping with Urinary Tract Dysfunctions
  • Chapter 15. How Do I Build a Health Care Team?
  • Chapter 16. Managing Legal and Financial Issues
  • Chapter 17. End-of-Life Issues
  • Glossary
  • Acronyms
  • Online Resources
Helen Buell Whitworth, MS, BSN, is a retired nurse, educator, and writer. After she and Jim married, she joined his mission and became a passionate advocate for Lewy body dementia care partners and their loved ones.

James (Jim) Whitworth is one of the co-founders of the nationally known Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) and served as the organization's first president after his first wife died with LBD.

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