Living With Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia

By Lecia Bushak | December 13th, 2019

Lonni Schicker had spent most of her life being active, and working as a nurse and a teacher — but that all changed when she was diagnosed with both Alzheimer’s and Lewy body dementia (LBD) with Parkinsonism. As part of the Being Patient: Perspectives Live Talk series, we spoke with Lonni about coping with the diagnoses, and the activities that help her stay positive.

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One thought on “Living With Alzheimer’s and Lewy Body Dementia

  1. I am one of 7 children. A brother and sister have died from Pancreatic cancer, my youngest sister died from Multiple sclerosis, and 2 older brothers from Alzheimer’s, my last remaining brother is in a nursing home with Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, I have Achalasia and am being tested for Alzheimer’s, is there a link between these diseases?

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