A Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

« A Caregiver’s Guide to Lewy Body Dementiais 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 »