Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc.
912 Killian Hill Rd SW, Ste 205, Lilburn, GA, 30047-8976
Distance: 512 Miles
Group of people that meet on a regular basis to share their experiences and provide mutual support
Support group for persons in the early stages of Lewy Body Dementia, provides mutual support and companionship to share experiences and resources to help navigate challenges.
Caregivers are also invited, and may occasionally meet in a separate area of the same room during a portion of the meeting.
Meets the first Wednesday of the month from 10:00am - 11:30am in the Centennial United Methodist Church, 1524 W. County Rd C2, Roseville
Please contact Paula Biever at (651) 641-0130 or email: email@example.com for more information about the group.
8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday
|Main - National Home Office||(404) 975-2322|
|Toll Free - National Caregiver Link||(844) 311-0587|
This provider does not offer this service at other locations.
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PN-8100.3000Health/Disability Related Support Groups Definition
Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
YD-3300Informal Caregivers Definition
Family members, friends, neighbors and others who assume responsibility for attending to the daily needs of individuals who are temporarily or permanently unable to care for themselves due to general frailty; illnesses, injuries or progressively debilitating conditions such as Alzheimer's disease or mental illness; or other incapacitating problems without compensation. Some, but not all, states have programs that help people pay for the caregiver of their choice, and in certain circumstances that can be a family member. Most of these programs have income and other eligibility requirements that the care recipient must meet, and strict rules often apply as to who can be paid for the caregiving. Benefits may also be available for veterans and their families through the Veteran's Administration.
YF-3000.4670Lewy Body Dementia Definition
A slowly progressive brain disorder that shares characteristics with both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. The central feature of the condition is progressive cognitive decline, combined with three additional defining features: pronounced "fluctuations" in alertness and attention such as frequent drowsiness, lethargy, lengthy periods of time spent staring into space, or disorganized speech; recurrent visual hallucinations; and parkinsonian motor symptoms such as rigidity and the loss of spontaneous movement. People may also suffer from depression. The symptoms are caused by the build-up of Lewy bodies (accumulated deposits of alpha-synuclein protein) inside the nuclei of neurons in areas of the brain that control particular aspects of memory and motor control. There is no cure or definitive treatment for Lewy body dementia.