Judy Towne Jennings, PT, MA is a physical therapist and a writer.
Judy has always been an advocate, a voice for those who could not speak for themselves: babies, children, and now the senior population. With the experience gained while caring for her husband, she has now become a voice for those with a deteriorating neurological disease. Many of her blogs and articles published in the last two years explain why it is important for a caregiver for someone with LBD to be given the diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia or Dementia with Lewy Bodies, rather than Parkinson Disease Dementia or Alzheimer's. Too often families of someone with a diagnosis of Parkinson come to her lectures desparately seeking information to explain what is happening with their loved one. When they read the handouts and learn that something like LBD exists; they, like her, are wounded but yet relieved to have the name of the monster they are trying to do battle against.
Judy will be available to lecture about her caregiving experiences and her book. She can be contacted through the contact page.
She lives in the Murfreesboro, TN. She continues to teach caregivers and widows through her talks and her writings.
"LBD is not a growing-older-gracefully disease. It can be very aggressive and rapidly progressive. In my effort to provide quality of life to my husband as he maneuvered through the maze of his LBD, I studied, charted all his symptoms, explored activities he could continue to do, and prayed. I had no caregiving manual to teach us how to help him stay independent. This book is the compilation of the trial and error strategies that worked for us."
Judy Towne Jennings
I just started reading your book yesterday... -- Nancy Kloepfer