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As Many As A Million Americans Suffer From Lewy’s Body Dementia

Millions of Americans suffer from dementia, and as many as a million have something called Lewy body dementia. It’s not as well-known as Alzheimers or Parkinson’s, but it shares some of the characteristics of those two diseases, including memory loss and tremors. 

Former Chicago Sun-Times photographer Bob Ringham had been caring for his wife for 10 years as she battled Lewy body dementia, and Sun-Times columnist Neil Steinberg has chronicled their story. He stops by the Morning Shift to talk about his former colleague and the challenges his family faced as a result of the disease.

LEARN MORE: ‘Where’s Bob?’ He cares for wife stricken with dementia who no longer knows him

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