Book Signing At Horan’s Health Store In Tralee

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A MAN who has written of his experience with Lewy Body Dementia will be signing copies of his book at Horan’s Healthstore in The Square on Friday from 2pm to 4pm. He will also be at their store in Listowel from 11am until 1pm that day/

Limerick native, Kevin Quaid, author of ‘Lewy Body Dementia Survival And Me’  was diagnosed with the condition when he was 53 years old having been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease two years earlier.

However, he started to show symptoms of Parkinson’s three years before that. This story takes a look at his life, the highs and lows and sometimes his struggle with life itself.

This book then leads into day to day living with this horrible disease Lewy Body Dementia, not only from Kevin’s point of view as a patient but also how it affects his family and how his wife copes with being put in the role of a carer.

There are some wonderful practical and helpful tips on how to make life a little easier for everyone, and some hints on how to have some difficult discussions with the sufferer before their mind begins to slip.

This book is real and raw and its’ aim is to help those who find themselves in the same terrible position as Kevin and his family. This book is now available at all Horan’s Healthstores.

Lewy body dementia, also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease dementia. Protein deposits, called Lewy bodies, develop in nerve cells in the brain regions involved in thinking, memory and movement (motor control).

Lewy body dementia causes a progressive decline in mental abilities. People with Lewy body dementia may experience visual hallucinations, and changes in alertness and attention. Other effects include Parkinson’s disease-like symptoms such as rigid muscles, slow movement and tremors.

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