An Amazing Village Designed Just For People With Dementia

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I realize I have already written about this amazing village but my sister found this interesting article which also includes pictures. Click on the link below…
http://gizmodo.com/inside-an-amazing-village-designed-just-for-people-with-1526062373?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

♥We are all just walking each other home♥

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Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals. Provided by: Lewy Body Dementia Association

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To download a .pdf of this publication, click the link below

http://lbda.org/content/lbd-booklet/lbd-info-patients-families-professionals?utm_source=NIA+LBD+Booklet+Announcement&utm_campaign=NIH+Booklet+Release&utm_medium=email

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.

Watch “MESSAGE Communication in Dementia: Strategies for Care Staff” on YouTube

This video was intended to help caregivers communicate with people that have dementia, but I think it would be helpful for anyone in that situation.  It may be especially helpful for those that are uncomfortable visiting because they are unsure of how to communicate effectively.

We are all just walking each other home…author unknown

June 2013 ~ The Good Old Days

I was looking at pictures and videos of Mom the other day. I thought about how I felt at the time they were taken, considering Mom’s stage in dementia. I’m so happy that I took them along the way and I will continue to capture those precious moments because I realize now how quickly those pictures have become “the good old days”.
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In Caregiving, Anxiety Can Be Contagious

http://www.agingcare.com/Articles/caregiver-anxiety-stress-contagious-156605.htm?utm_source=May+2013+Newsletter%3A+&utm_campaign=May+2013+Newsletter&utm_medium=email

This is a wonderful article on reducing anxiety in the caregiver as well as the loved one receiving the care. I think this goes for children as well because they are very in tune with our body language.  Stress and Anxiety are harmful to us in so many ways. Check this article out, you may just find a new idea to try.

We are all just walking each other home…author unknown