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Dementia Training
Parkinson’s Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia


Is there a difference between dementia with Lewy body and Parkinson's disease dementia? Join us to learn the differences and similarities between these two neurological diseases.
Lewy body dementia (LBD) is not a rare disease. It affects an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the US. LBD is often underdiagnosed or misdiagnosed as the symptoms closely resemble other more commonly known disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s.

LBD has three features that distinguish it from other forms of dementia: Fluctuating effects on mental functioning, recurrent visual hallucinations, Parkinson-like movement symptoms, such as rigidity and lack of spontaneous movement. Interventions used in other forms of dementia may help people living with Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s dementia.

Objectives
1. Understand Parkinson's Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia.
2. Discuss the key differences between Parkinson's Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia?
3. Recall how to assist these clients in preventing falls?



This module satisfies the state of New Hampshire’s requirement for best practices in Alzheimer’s disease care as well as for person-centered care, communication and disease information education. Information gathered should be used within the individual’s scope of practice.
You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions.



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