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01: Lewy Body and Mindful Caregiving: What is Lewy Body?

Welcome to the premiere episode of “Lewy Body and Mindful Caregiving.” A heart wrenching yet inspiring podcast dedicated to sharing the life-altering journey of a caregiver. Our host, navigating the role of a caregiver to her mother diagnosed with Lewy Body dementia, serves as your guide through the ups and downs.

In this episode, we dive deep into understanding Lewy Body Dementia by comparing the functioning of the human brain to an orchestra. Every section of the orchestra represents different parts of the brain with the frontal lobe taking up the conductor’s role. But what happens when the conductor is on a break or on vacation? We explore the impact of Lewy Body dementia on the brain’s functionality in an eye-opening discussion.

We also delve into the emotional journey of a caregiver, discussing issues like isolation, suspicion and emotional responses. Furthermore, the podcast emphasizes the importance of increasing research and advocacy in the field of Lewy Body dementia, and connecting with kindred spirits undergoing similar experiences.

In forthcoming episodes, expect more illuminating insights on navigating the diagnosis, understanding the progression of the disease, and the crucial role of a caregiver. We aspire to open up a dialogue that comforts, educates, and helps everyone dealing with this challenge feel less alone

Breathe In, Breathe Out is a weekly mindfulness and meditation podcast hosted by yours truly, Krystal Jakosky. Each week, we’ll release a brand new lesson or meditation focused on helping you navigate your life by giving YOU the tools to become your own healer.

Breathe In, Breathe Out is available now – wherever you get your podcasts.