Did Lewy Body Dementia contribute to Robin Williams death?

Click the link below to read Lewy Body Dementia Association’s article.

LBDA comments on Robin Williams.

It seems so long ago that we saw changes in Mom that were concerning enough to seek a diagnosis and help from her doctor. But in thinking back prior to when we realized this was more than just “normal aging” there were small signs that could easily be justified away…and were. Symptoms fluctuate in the beginning which I believe must make it more confusing for that person. I also think it’s human nature to preserve our dignity and not admit there is a problem. (That is why I believe the stigma attached to dementia needs to end. It is a terminal illness.) There came a day that Mom broke down and admitted that she just couldn’t take pretending anymore. It was taking too much energy. According to her specialist in the field of LBD it is not uncommon for someone who is very social and good at reading people via expression or body language to hide their symptoms by using all of the skills they have to do it. Mom was a master. That is, until it became too much. No one knows what was going on inside the mind of Robin Williams. Personally, I believe it possibly could have played a part in his decision to end his life…but we will never know. Regardless, it is a very sad loss. He was a truly talented actor and gave us so many wonderful movies to warm our hearts and make us smile.
Rest in Peace Robin Williams

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New LBD Resource Available Now from the Lewy Body Dementia Association

  LBDA has developed two tools to help patients, caregivers and health professionals quickly and easily identify symptoms that are required for a diagnosis of Lewy body dementia (LBD).

Click http://www.lbda.org to download the LBD Diagnostic Symptoms Checklist
This checklist is specifically designed to
aid in reporting those symptoms which are involved in diagnosing dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) the most undiagnosed form of Lewy body dementia.
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Click http://www.lbda.org to download the Comprehensive LBD Symptoms Checklist
This expanded checklist includes symptoms required for the diagnosis of LBD, as well as many other symptoms common in LBD that may appear as the disease progresses.
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A special thanks to the Lewy Body Dementia Association http://www.lbda.org for these very helpful check lists.

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Courtesy of Lewy Body Dementia Association
For more info: http://www.lbda.org

Next …. continued Finding In-home Caregivers, Care For The Caregiver & Support Groups

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Courtesy of Lewy Body Dementia Association
For more info: http://www.lbda.org

Next …. continued Managing Sleep Problems/Sundowning, Smoothing The Transition On Moving Day & Finding In-Home Caregivers

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Courtesy of Lewy Body Dementia Association
For more info: http://www.lbda.org

Next …. Preventing or Defusing Aggression or Catastrophic Reactions & Benefits of Exercise For People With Dementia