Author: Caregiver in the Raw

Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia

Common Symptoms: Delusions (objects turn into small children, animals and more) Mumbling Unintelligible Whispering Increased nerve sensitivity to touch Loss of fine motor skills (to be able to eat by oneself) Capgras (seeing duplicate and triplicate and you’re never the right person or at the right house) Never feeling home Depression, sadness Fluctuating moods to happiness also Seeing sexual delusions that they find disgusting Crying Difficulty with motor control in walking Sensing that they are fine and everyone else has a problem Wildly fluctuating lucidity (sometimes coherent, sometimes not, always a mystery) Difficulty with eyes and focus Sleep difficulties at...

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Learned Love

Love is a skill.  Caring for someone with Lewy Body Demential will show you much you need to change.  We can either grow in our love or we can become hardened, angry or indifferent.  Let’s love...

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“I Didn’t Do It!!”

Out of the fear of abandonment and fear of doing wrong comes a strong sense of fear of making a mistake.  With this comes the proclamation of “I didn’t do it” for the most obvious things that are loved ones have done.  We don’t argue with them.  Just say “Ok” and deal with the situation.  Try not to accuse.  Give yourself grace when you forget.  But know that this is just part of the journey.  In normal times it wouldn’t be this strong.  But fear in our loved ones runs strong in this season.  They are not their normal...

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Love Protects – 1 Cor 13

4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. —– Most days you protect your loved on in a thousands ways from falling, from harm, from everything.  Then there are those days you really have to protect them from  well-intentioned but boundary-less others.  Those days are the really, really hard...

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Fearful of Offense

Our loved ones are in such a vulnerable situation and they feel it 10x more than we do.   How this manifests is that they are over-the-top fearful of upsetting us, making us mad, or displeasing us.  Our reassurances do little to lift this fear.  Even our encouraging words do not do much, although every one of these kindnesses is needed. But imagine that you are completely helpless and at the mercy of everyone around you.  That is terrifying.  So it’s no wonder there’s so much fear of upsetting you.  And with dementia this fear is deep-seeded, irrational, but very, very...

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The Material in this website is not in any way meant to be medical advice. ASK YOUR DOCTOR for any, all and every medical situation and need.

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