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Understanding Lewy Body Dementia with Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L, Director of Professional and Community Education for the Lewy Body Dementia Association

  1. Understanding Lewy Body Dementia with Julia Wood, MOT, OTR/L, Director of Professional and Community Education for the Lewy Body Dementia Association willGather, Nicole Will 48:17

What is it like living with a condition that affects both your mind and body, yet remains relatively unknown to many? Today, we are shedding light on Lewy Body Dementia, a complex condition that challenges individuals and families in unique ways.

We’re thrilled to have Julia Wood, a dedicated occupational therapist who specializes in neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Parkinson’s and related dementias. Julia’s extensive experience, including her role as the director of Professional & Community Education at the Lewy Body Dementia Association, equips her with valuable knowledge and compassion for those affected by LBD. She’s here to share her expertise and provide guidance on navigating the complexities of LBD care.

In today’s conversation, we’ll explore everything from the symptoms and behavioral changes associated with LBD to practical strategies for communication, safety, and overall well-being. We talk all about the support systems available and look at how families can engage in advance care planning. Plus, Julia will share touching personal stories, shedding light on the Resilience and challenges faced by individuals and families navigating LBD. Thank you Julia for sharing your knowledge with us!

Learn more at www.lbda.org

 

We are not medical professionals and are not providing any medical advice. If you have any medical questions, we recommend that you talk with a medical professional of your choice. willGather has taken care in selecting its speakers but the opinions of our speakers are theirs alone. Thank you for your continued interest in our podcasts.

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*This episode is brought to you by Gigi Betty co., a boutique gift shop raising awareness and funds for caregivers and care partners. Show now at www.gigibettyco.com. Use the special code WILLGATHER20 for 20% off your order- Just for our podcast listeners!

 

Nicole Will is dedicated to enhancing the well-being of our aging community by equipping older adults, their family members, and eldercare professionals with valuable information and resources. Nicole is the creator, host, and producer of the willGather Podcast: Navigating the World with Your Aging Loved One.

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