Signs and Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia is the second most commonly diagnosed form of dementia, following only Alzheimer’s disease. Characterized by the presence of deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the nerve cells throughout the brain, LBD is a term that is used to describe both dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia. As a family caregiver it is important to know that early diagnosis of this condition, just as it is with other forms of dementia, is critical to the proper ... Read more

Blood Cancer in Elders: Symptoms and Treatment

Elder Care in Lake Forest IL September is National Blood Cancer Awareness month, which is used as a platform to bring public awareness to this form of cancer. Blood cancer typically begins in the bone marrow where the blood is produced, affecting the function and production of blood cells. This is a progressive disease that has impacted the lives of millions of people. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), someone is diagnosed with blood cancer every four minutes, while someone ... Read more