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LBDA Webinar: Caring for the Family Caregiver, Strategies for Healthy Living and Coping

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Published on Sep 5, 2013

This webinar organized by the Lewy Body Dementia Association was recorded on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, 2:00 -- 3:00pm EDT. This webinar provides family caregivers with strategies and resources to maintain and enhance one's own health amidst the efforts of assisting a loved one with Lewy body dementia (LBD). The presentations address core elements of a care plan based on whether the person with LBD lives with or apart from the caregiver and resources to keep caregivers healthy. Panelists describe strategies to cope with LBD, and to improve the quality of life for caregivers and individuals affected by the disease.

Presenters: Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD and Angela Taylor, Director of Programs, plus invited LBDA panelists.

Gary Epstein-Lubow, MD is an attending psychiatrist in Providence, Rhode Island and the Assistant Unit Chief on Butler Hospital's inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit; his research and teaching focus on family interventions for individuals with neuropsychiatric illness. Dr. Epstein-Lubow completed training in general psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and psychosocial treatments research at Brown University. He is currently appointed as Assistant Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior, with a secondary appointment in Health Services, Policy & Practice at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.

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