The Lived Experience

Dr. Gary Schmidt shares what it is like to live with Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a leading type of progressive dementia. But this condition still isn’t well understood and can be difficult to diagnose. This week on Dementia Untangled we chat with Dr. Gary Schmidt, a retired primary care physician who is living with LBD, and he shares his unique perspective and insight on thriving with this disease. He provides strategies that have helped him face the changes that come with the disease, as well as his passion for continued education and sharing his experience with everyone. He is currently working to reduce stigma by encouraging open communication and involving his community in his journey. 

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Under the Umbrella

New program explores other forms of dementia through clinical and lived experiences.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type of dementia. But did you know there are more than 100 other forms of the disease? Join us in our new program series that helps describe some of the less common forms of dementia that people are facing. Each virtual session will include experts to highlight the medical and non-medical approach to care for the unique needs of the disease and stories from those living with the specific form of dementia. The three-part series will include early onset dementia, Lewy body dementia and frontotemporal dementia

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