FAMILIES LEARN ALZHEIMER’S-LIKE SYMPTOMS MAY NOT BE ALZHEIMER’S
Caregiver Sketches Unveil the Shroud Over Lewy Body Dementia
ATLANTA (March 12, 2014)—“You don’t even know the battle is upon you, until the invasion is well underway,” says Ms. J, caregiver for a person with dementia. Ms. J is just one of many caregivers who learn that debilitating symptoms begin to take their toll on loved ones before they even discover their diagnosis. More than 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of degenerative dementia. Parkinson’s disease, a movement disorder, affects 1 million Americans.