Dealing with Lewy Body Dementia! Learn About Possible Care

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is one of the most common causes of dementia in seniors and arguably one of the most challenging types of dementia with which to live. Whilst symptoms overlap with other types of dementia, there are a number of symptoms specific to LBD alone that include:

  • Recurrent visual hallucinations
  • Fluctuation of abilities
  • Shuffling of gait
  • Muscle stiffness
  • Tremors and slow movements characteristic of Parkinson’s disease (PD)

One of the biggest challenges is perhaps the unpredictable nature of the disease: patients and carers simply can’t predict from one day to the next, how they will be. Whilst the disease is progressive ie. it gets steadily worse, certain symptoms can also get better or worse on a daily or even hourly basis as well.Understanding dementia such as Alzheimer’s disease is difficult for family at the best of times but understanding LBD presents greater challenges.

This is particularly the case when it comes to attention and alertness for dementia in seniors with LBD; on bad days or moments, they tend to tune out completely and yet are quite lucid at others.

LBD affects every aspect of a person – their mood, the way they think, and the way they move. For this reason, people living with LBD and their families need considerable resources and assistance from healthcare professionals and agencies.

iCare Home Health is a community non-medical Senior Care provider serving Oakville, Burlington, Milton, Georgetown, Mississauga and Toronto West. Our thoroughly trained caregivers are trained to cope with dementia in seniors and are chosen for their dedication and commitment. Our trained care givers help seniors write letters, arrange appointments, take their medication, plant flowers, play cards, prepare meals and much more. Sometimes it’s just being there without saying a word. Most of all they provide companionship, conversation and peace of mind for family members.

Understandingdementia in seniorsis at the heart of our caregivers services. Whether it is for 2 hours or 24 hours a day, our caregivers provide companionship, home care services and dementia care that touch lives in profound ways. Each day and each client is different, but one thing never changes, our caregivers get as much happiness as they give. We personalize our services starting with a free in home assessment and then carefully matching and introducing our professional caregivers. Our range of scheduling options will fit your lifestyle and budgeting needs for short and long-term care. Our caring and compassionate approach puts the well being of your loved-ones above all.

As dementia in seniors continues to become more prevalent, so demand for appropriate home care is becoming more sought after. Giving people the best care helps them to live independently for longer and to feel confident and connected to their communities.


President of iCare Home Health Services, a community based, boutique home health care company dedicated to serving the needs of our customers to maintain their quality of life and dignity while they recover from illness or age at the comfort of their own home.