Guide to Lewy Body Dementia

Dementia isn’t one specific disease: it is a general term that encompasses a series of symptoms which affect a person living with the illness on a daily basis. Dementia affects a person’s memory, their critical thinking skills, their overall cognitive abilities, and even their personality. Most people don’t know, however, that there are different types of Dementia. Knowing the nuances of each is important if someone you know has been diagnosed with a type of Dementia, as understanding different types of Dementia will allow you to better recognize what they are living with, allowing you to formulate a response plan that serves them effectively and accurately. The four most common types of Dementia are Alzheimer’s, Vascular Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia and Lewy Body Dementia. At Integracare Home Care, our Caregivers receive up-to-date training on the different types of Dementia from the Alzheimer’s Society of Toronto. This is incredibly important and a fundamental part of [...]