LBDA Webinar: Caring for the Caregiver, Strategies for Healthy Living and Coping
The Lewy Body Dementia Association is holding an educational webinar on Caring for the Caregiver, Strategies for Healthy Living and Coping with Dr. Gary Epstein-Lubow.
The webinar will provide family caregivers with strategies and resources to maintain and enhance their own health while assisting a loved one with Lewy body dementia (LBD). The presentation will address core elements of a care plan based on whether the person with LBD lives with or apart from the caregiver and resources to keep caregivers healthy.
Invited panelists will describe strategies to cope with LBD, and to improve the quality of life for caregivers and individuals affected by the disease.
Register here to attend this free webinar on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 from 2:00 – 3:00 ET
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a relentlessly progressive brain disease that affects thinking, movement, behavior or mood and sleep. Although LBD is lesser known than Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is not a rare disorder, affecting an estimated 1.3 million Americans.
Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD is Assistant Professor Psychiatry & Human Behavior; Health Services, Policy & Practice for Brown University and Assistant Unit Chief, Geriatrics for Butler Hospital. His research, teaching, and patient care seek to ease suffering of individuals with neuropsychiatric illness and their family caregivers. Dr. Epstein-Lubow completed general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and post-doctoral research training at Brown University.
While you wait for the webinar,
review this Comprehensive Lewy Body Dementia Symptom Checklist
courtesy of the Lewy Body Dementia Association.
Use the checklist to better identify LBD symptoms to discuss with your/loved one’s doctor.
The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers while promoting scientific advances. Through outreach, education and research, LBDA supports those affected by Lewy body dementia.