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Lewey Body Dementia with Parkinson's


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Old 09-05-2017, 11:25 AM   #1
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Lewey Body Dementia with Parkinson's

My dad is 87 years old. I was wondering if anyone experience bad vision, hearing loss. and hallucinations? And if so was there any treatment that helped?

 
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Old 09-05-2017, 01:56 PM   #2
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Re: Lewey Body Dementia with Parkinson's

My stepfather has Parkinsons and Lewey body Dementia. Its the most horrible disease I have ever witnessed. He was at home until the hallucinations made him actually start attacking my mom- he had to be put in a nursing home. He was hurting her regularly....

His neurologist has played around with different strengths, different dosages of his LevaDopa- sometimes it helps, other times it doesnt. Sometimes it helps for a few weeks and then stops...its a known fact that patients with PD change from week to week once they get to this stage- and no meds will really help long term. Your caregiver (you? Your mom?) need to be committed to working with the doctor on a weekly basis to even attempt to find a short term plan.

I am very sorry you are going through this. I wouldn't wish this on anyone.

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