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Understanding the obvious in life

We have always had a dog at home, ever since we were lead to believe that we could not have children. However, not long after our first dog settled in at home, we found out that my wife was pregnant, so our first dog Major, became our daughter "Claires" body guard, as he protected her from the moment she was brought home from the hospital, and not even my mother in law was allowed near to her carry cot.This was something new to me as I had never heard of animals being so protective like this ever before. Major had not seen claire before,
but for some reason, he instantly took up his role as her protector.
After our son Mark was born, the same thing happened again, and he protected us all in more ways than one, until he died of cancer.
Not long after this we got another dog "Ben" , who was very nervous, but as I became ill we seemed to get closer, without me realising what was going on. After losing my job as an Engineer to this illness, I spent a lot of time at hom…

Processing information 2

A few weeks ago I wrote about problems processing information, but over the last few days I have noticed other problems, which will have an effect on others in the same position

While my eyesight and hearing give a lot of concern when I am out, and on my own these days, I think this is made much worse with the electric vehicles and bicycles we see every day. 
Having been caught by disability scooters on the footpath, I am starting to get worried when I go out on my own, but I like my independence, so I go out as often as I can on my good days.
However some of the drivers of disability vehicles, seem to think that they own the footpath these days, and are becoming a nightmare, because if they hit you, there is no way of tracing the owner, as you would with a car etc.
It’s one thing seeing a silent vehicle coming towards you, if you are prepared for it, but it’s totally different if your brain cannot accept that it’s real, of it comes up from behind
Seeing this, I often wonder if my he…

World leading expertise in dementia with Lewy bodies

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World leading expertise in dementia with Lewy bodies at local NHS Trust 13-06-2019 A global review has named Professor John O'Brien, as the world's leading expert on dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

Dementia or the wrong diagnosis

Over the last few years we have heard of lots of people living with dementia, having their diagnosis of dementia being changed.

This is sometimes from one type of dementia, to another, or simply being told that you have not deteriorated fast enough, so the diagnosis is changed to mild cognitive impairment or something else.

Being diagnosed with this illness is bad enough, but then for someone else to come along and change it again leaves a lot to be desired, especially when they think its funny

The only change may be the term used, because more often than enough your symptoms are exactly the same, and no matter which way we look at it, there is nothing at all  mild about, Mild Cognitive Impairment, if your diagnosis is changed to that.

As one family doctor told us, these terms are changed by various hospitals and doctors etc, because they themselves don’t understand what is going on in your brain. 
Another consultant told us, the only answer will come when we die and our brain can be…

Raising awareness of Lewy Body dementia

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Are you considering a charity fundraising event in the future, or considering doing something positive as a New Years Resolution, if so  why not consider supporting the Lewy Body Society.
Charity events run through out the year, and range from small family events, to large local or national events, so please think of this wonderful charity if you want to do a charity run etc.
As an Ambassador with the Lewy Body Society, I would like to encourage people to support us in any way they can
This is a small charity which is totally dedicated to those living with, or  caring for someone with  Lewy Body Dementia in the United Kingdom 
We need all of the support we can get, so we can promote the charity, in the hope that we can get a higher profile for Lewy Body Dementia, and also for those living with this form of Dementia and their carers,  within the UK. 
So if you are considering doing a sponsored event for a wonderful caring charity, please come and support this wonderful charity, which …

Lewy Body Dementia

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Lewy Bodies Dementia Published: 05 August 2015Last Updated: 21 September 2018
Share this page Lewy Bodies Disease is similar to both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and can often be misdiagnosed. Specialist diagnosis is essential because sufferer's can have a reaction to the drugs used for other dementia diseases. Like other dementia diseases it sadly cannot be currently cured. However, with early diagnosis treatment can slow down the disease's progress.
What is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)? What are the symptoms of dementia with Lewy bodies? Mental symptoms similar to those of Alzheimer’s disease include: Problems with attention and alertnessSpatial disorientationDifficulties with planning and reasoningMemory loss – but to a lesser extent than with Alzheimer’s disease
Physical symptoms similar to those of Parkinson’s disease include: Slowness and stiffnessTrembling of the limbsShuffling when walkingLoss of facial expressionLoss of vocal strength
Other symptoms partic…