Question: My father was originally diagnosed with Alzheimer's but that was changed to Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Can you explain the difference? Does this change his prognosis?
Dr. Amy: The Lewy Body Dementia Association has a terrific website that provides a complete range of information about this condition. I think you will find it very helpful. Accordingly:
Everyone is unique, but taking care of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia such as DLB can be incredibly demanding. You can’t do it alone and you will need lots of support—from the medical team, with caregiving tasks, and emotionally as you travel this caregiving journey. I encourage you to check out the resources on this website, including a webinar made specifically for caregivers like you, and this list of 10 things you should know.
I also encourage you to reach out to find a support group in your area.
I send you strength.
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