Hi Racheal – FIrst of all thank you for your blog and all of the information you provide. Both of my parents have dementia, my mother farther along. My daddy has been having physical therapy and the PT was asking if anyone had ever mentioned that he may have Parkinson's. He referred to the "mask" look he sometimes has and the absence of his own "intent" on doing things. We are going to his PC doctor soon and I will mention it, but you also mentioned the far off look in the blog. Any comments?


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So, he could have Parkinson’s Disease Dementia or he could have Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Those are related to Parkinson’s. If you have questions after the appointment, maybe we can set up a phone call.

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Rachael Wonderlin is an internationally-recognized dementia care expert and consultant. She has a Master’s in Gerontology and is the author of three published books with Johns Hopkins University Press. Rachael owns Dementia By Day, a dementia care consulting and education company.

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