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June 22, 2021

Back from the brink and looking forward: Karen Detweiler overcomes rare neurologic disorder

By Cynthia Weiss Cynthia Weiss (@cindyweiss)

In February 2020, as COVID-19 began its spread across the world, Karen Detweiler of DeLand, Florida, and her two adult children, Jonathan Detweiler and Susan Reeve, were facing their own crisis: Karen Detweiler’s pending passing from an incurable neurologic disorder. A retired community college professor and English teacher, Karen started having seizures in the summer […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Dr. Gregory Day, Karen Detweiler, LGI 1-antibody encephalitis, MayoClinicFL, neuroimmunology lab

August 18, 2011

Coping with Lewy Body – Part 2

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

In case you missed Part 1, click here: “Coping with Lewy Body – Part 1”. Don writes: Coping with Self-knowledge and Self-doubt I  entered into last summer with the  conviction that I had a fairly good knowledge of my strengths and weaknesses,  that I would know what I can expect of myself in almost any […]

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Tags: 2309, 5292, dementia, DLB, isolation, Lewy Body, support

August 17, 2011

Coping with Lewy Body – Part 1

By MakalaArce MakalaArce (@MakalaArce)

Don writes: In July of 2010, I was diagnosed as ill with Dementia Lewy Body (DLB). I read whatever I could find on the subject and asked the specialists who were treating me many questions for my own information and to be able to explain to friends how I could be ill while externally appearing […]

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Tags: 2309, 5292, dementia, DLB, Don, hallucination, Lewy Body, Mayo Clinic

February 22, 2010

A Meeting of the Minds

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice (@elizabeth rice)

Mayo Clinic and the Alzheimer’s Association of Minnesota-North Dakota are presenting A Meeting of the Minds Dementia Conference 2010 on March 20, at the St. Paul RiverCentre. Dr. Ronald Peterson, neurologist and director of Mayo Clinic’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, will join Dr. Steven DeKosky to present the keynote, “On the Brain — The Rock Stars […]

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Tags: Alzheimer's, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, Petersen, Rock Stars of Science

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