How Certain Types of Dementia Can Unleash a Person’s Creativity 

Arthur (Art) Lee suffers from Lewy body dementia (LBD). Words often fail him and his arms and hands often experience uncontrollable tremors.  But somehow, he still paints incredible oil paintings. Whether a portrait, a landscape, … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Could Loss of Smell Nearly 10 Years Prior Signify Lewy Body Dementia?

Dear Hayek, I recently heard that loss of smell could signify Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) as much as 9.3 years before it starts. Is this true? If so, are there any other lesser-known symptoms that I should be aware of? Thanks for … [Read more...]

What is Neuropalliative Care and Why is it a Good Option for those with Progressive Neurological Diseases?

Q. My father was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia six months ago. We are trying to figure out the best type of care for him at this stage and into the future. I know a bit about palliative care and think that it could be a good … [Read more...]

Robin Williams Would Have Been 70 This Year — What We Now Know About His Lewy Body Dementia

On July 21, 2021, comedian and actor Robin Williams would have turned 70. Seven years prior, he suffered from an undiagnosed neurodegenerative disease, later determined to be Lewy Body Dementia, which led him to take his own … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Ted Turner has Lewy Body Dementia. What is it?

Dear Bebe, I recently read that Ted Turner announced that he has been diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. I’ve never heard of this. Can you tell me something about it and how common it is? Thanks! Louie … [Read more...]

Critter Corner: Signs of Lewy Body Dementia

  Dear Commander Bun Bun,  I read recently that both Robin Williams and Casey Kasem had Lewy Body Dementia before they died. I don’t know much about it, except that it has symptoms similar to both Alzheimer's and … [Read more...]

A “Guardian Angel” When One is Needed Most

Marjorie never felt alone at her nursing home. Although her husband died last year, and her children couldn’t be there a lot of the time to visit her, she seemed content. Her ability to speak clearly and her memory were … [Read more...]

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