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Lewy Body Dementia: The Importance of Comprehensive Care and Support

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Start : 11:00 AM Pacific time
End : Noon Pacific time

 

U.S. Administration for Community Living

National Alzheimer's and Dementia Resource Center

 

Part of the National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center webinar series funded by the Administration for Community Living

Click here to view the recorded presentation at no charge.

 

This webinar provides an overview of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) and how it differs from Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s. Attendees will learn the symptoms of and treatments for LBD and how the disease affects caregivers. A person living with LBD will share first-hand experiences and compensatory strategies.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • List three symptoms of LBD;
  • Identify two ways LBD differs from Alzheimer’s; and, 
  • Identify one class of drugs to be avoided in LBD.

Presenters:

Robert BowlesRobert Bowles is a retired pharmacist who was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia in June 2012. Now focused on dementia education and advocacy, Bowles’ mission is to teach others that there is life beyond diagnosis.

 

 

 

Angelta TaylorAngela Taylor is director of Programs for the Lewy Body Dementia Association, and serves on the Advisory Council for Alzheimer’s Research, Care and Services that oversees the National Plan to Address Alzheimer’s Disease. Taylor was also a caregiver for her father, who had LBD. 

 

 

 

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