Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia: Same or Different?


Course Description

Course Description:

Lewy Body Dementia is really an umbrella term for two separate diseases: Parkinson Disease Dementia and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. This course allows the clinician to recognize the differences and similarities to Lewy Body Dementia and to apply safe and effective management of the disease.

It is vitally important that health professionals understand the unique features of this neurodegenerative disease.  It is the second most common dementia. Yet it is the most frequently misdiagnosed and highly under-diagnosed. The symptoms can look like Parkinson's Disease or Alzheimer’s, but several unique symptoms make it a separate disease spectrum.  Judy also discusses several commonly used drugs that can have adverse effects on those suffering from LBD.

Having been a caregiver, Judy presents many proven suggestions to allow therapists to help other caregivers maintain a safe and quality environment in the home for as long as possible.


Contact Hours: 3
Video Course Format: Video
Target Audience:
Instructional Level: Intermediate