The Whitworths did it again. This book has the same fact packed, well researched, and easy to read style as their award-winning A Caregiver's Guide to Lewy Body Dementia. Illustrated by personal stories and supported with many pages of resources, it is an excellent reference for anyone dealing with symptoms related to Parkinson's disease and early Lewy body dementia.
Until recently, the cognitive issues of Parkinson's have been overlooked by most of the medical community. However, this is changing. Neurologists and researchers are recognizing that these issues are as important as mobility and often more distressing. The idea that PD and LBD are aspects of the same disorder can be cause for concern to anyone starting on that journey. This book answers that concern with the power of knowledge and the strength of hope. It describes the symptoms that warn of impending LBD and suggests alternative therapies that focus on a healthy lifestyle, stress management, better communication, a positive outlook and limiting drugs. It helps people extend awareness and maintain a better quality of life by regaining some control over a life that has begun to feel out of control.
|Publisher:||Whitworths of Arizona, The|
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About the Author
James A. Whitworth, co-founder and first president of the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), became involved in spreading awareness about Lewy body dementia after his first wife's experiences with a widespread lack of knowledge about the disorder. He continues to keep in touch with LBD caregivers through several online and local support
Helen Buell Whitworth, MS, BSN, and past LBDA Volunteer of the Year, publishes the Lewy Body Rollercoaster blog. She also the author of On the Road with The Whitworths, a book about their experiences while teaching about LBD, and Betsy, a romantic history novel, based on her family history.