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07: Lewy Body and Mindful Caregiving: Mom’s Symptoms and Challenges

Welcome back to another episode of Lewy Body and Mindful Caregiving. In this poignant episode, I, your host, Krystal Jakosky, discuss my personal journey caring for my mother who suffers from Lewy Body dementia. From recognizing initial symptoms, navigating doctor visits, to addressing the debilitating hallmarks of the condition that includes muscle rigidity, hallucinations, shakiness and more.

I also touch upon self-care routines, ensuring that as a caregiver, you do not forget to care for yourself as well. I delve into the overwhelming emotions that come with caregiving and how to keep connection with your loved one during these challenging times.

Additionally, I talk about the struggles we’ve been facing with managing mom’s medication-induced diabetes, the importance of a supportive doctor, the balance between being a caregiver and daughter. If you are a caregiver or know someone who is, join me on this heartfelt journey as I grapple with Lewy Body and maintain mindful caregiving.

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