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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…

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…