A good article on LBD written by a caregiver

Lewy Body Dementia What is it? by Grace A. Holcombe, wife to Donald L. Holcombe

A well written article worth reading—



FREE Subscription to this Blog


2 Responses

  1. Dear Grace,

    I got up early this morning and read your story in my LBD daily mail. I am amazed at the many similarities to my husband’s LBD story.

    My husband Ross was diagnosed with LBD in January 2009, yet we’d struggled for several years with doctors who told us that he was simply recovering from an aortic dissection suffered in 2004. In December 2007 a neurologist diagnosed him as having Parkinson’s, and began treating him with sinemet. That started the hallucinations, the shakiness and more pronounced memory loss, yet ending the sinemet didn’t reverse the conditions.

    Finally we went to a geriatrician, and he explained LBD to us, and is helping us deal with the disease. It’s been over 5 months since the diagnosis, and we have learned so much, but clearly not nearly enough. Ironically, we live in Minnesota about 100 miles from the Mayo Clinic. We considered going there, but my husband was never in good enough physical or mental condition to travel that far.

    It must be very difficult to write about what you went through, but it really is very helpful to me. Personal stories are so much more meaningful than clinical facts. ,

    Thank you, thank you, thank you. Judy Screaton

  2. […] Original post:  A good article on LBD written by a caregiver « A Psychiatrist with … […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: