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acupuntcureI woke up feeling pretty good today but as usual as day wears on I feel so tired. It is not normal tired it is wanting to quit tired. Not wanting to do anything but go to bed and sleep. Pull the covers up over my head and check out.

Not good, so not like the old me. I have so many projects I can work on that use to bring a sense of excitement and ultimately accomplishment, not anymore…

I have been taking my husband to get acupuncture and decided to join him. I wasn’t sure if we both could afford to go but my brother convinced me I need to take care of myself to be able to continue on this path. I agreed my first appointment I was so angry going in and after my session I felt like I had been drugged I felt so calm and just peaceful. I couldn’t believe it. You should try it if you haven’t!

I see a big change in my husband’s attitude, and he is much happier we will continue I will keep you posted on the results…

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Living with dementia is a little like hell. Watching your loved one fade away little by little and there is nothing you can do to stop it…

It has been a while since I wrote an article and to tell you the truth I had just been so overwhelmed with life I couldn’t think about doing anything more than I had to.In the Shadows.

Writing this blog helps me, so I am going to force myself to write. My life has become more complicated by the onset of some more problems with my husband – things that are just inevitable. After reading an article that really explains LBD, I feel very lucky we have kept him healthy for so long.

Here is the article if you have a family member living with dementia this will explain the difference between Lewy Body and Alzheimer…

Is It Alzheimer’s Disease or Dementia with Lewy Bodies?

James M. Ellison, MD, MPH

Learn about dementia with Lewy bodies and how it differs from Alzheimer’s disease.

The most common cause of Major Neurocognitive Disorder (the new term for what physicians had previously called dementia) is Alzheimer’s disease (AD); only about one third of older adults with dementia have a different condition.

How common is Lewy Body Dementia?

After AD, Lewy body dementia (LBD) or dementia with Lewy bodies is one of the most frequent causes of dementia, affecting some 1.3 million Americans. To put this in perspective, Alzheimer’s affects about four times as many older adults. LBD usually can begin between ages 50 and 85, and typically becomes clinically apparent during a person’s mid-to-late 70s. The disease usually runs its course over about 6 years.

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