Friday, March 9, 2018

LBD, The Terrorist Inside My Brain

As dad continues to battle Lewy Body Dementia, a lesser known form of dementia than that of Alzheimer's, I often explain to folks who are unfamiliar with the condition, that this was the condition Robin Williams was found to have been afflicted with, before tragically taking his own life. Here is an interview from a couple of years ago with Williams' widow Susan Williams regarding the effects of LBD on Williams. Of course, no two dementias have exactly the same symptoms, but the sense of being trapped in one's own mind and having some awareness as to the inescapability of the condition seems to be a consistent experience. Susan Williams wrote of the condition as having a "terrorist inside my husband's brain." 

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