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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Natalya V Shneyder, MD (Mayo Clinic Arizona)
Description: This is a comprehensive description of problems and some possible solutions for people who are involved in the care of patients or loved ones with Lewy body dementia (LBD).
Purpose: This book aims to educate and raise awareness about LBD and issues that patients and caregivers may encounter during this rough journey.
Audience: It is a valuable resource for caregivers, which include spouses and children as well as nurses and nurses' aides caring for people with dementia. Family doctors and neurologists also will benefit, as it uncovers a lot of questions that they should address during visits with these patients.
Features: The book includes recommendations for dealing with cognitive, behavioral, general health, and legal issues in patients with LBD, as well as tips for self-maintenance during the difficult times of caring for a loved one with LBD.
Assessment: This is a great resource for information about dealing with LBD, although it is not a substitute for physician advice on specific care issues, especially medications.