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medicine for dementia with lewy bodies

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Parkinsons & Lewy: Dementia with lewy bodies can be seen in patients with Parkinson's disease, usually appearing about 2 or more yrs following the tremor onset. Alterna ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Lewy body dementia's: Cause is not yet known. There seem to be multiple factors involved such as genetics, pesticide exposure and head trauma.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience Neurology
Cannot predict, but: Neurodegenerative d/o seen in eldery. Second most common dementia behind ad. Has milder physical parkinsonism vs parkinson's disease typically. (slowe ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julia Frank
43 years experience Psychiatry
Lewy Body dementia: Lewy bodies are particular types of brain damage, and most often are concentrated in the frontal lobes. Dementia that starts in this brain area is oft ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Lewy body dementia: Is a type of cognitive decline hallmarked by recurrent visual hallucinations, spontaneous extrapyramidal symptoms, and cognitive fluctuations.
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Dr. Robert Hutchman
23 years experience Neurology
Brief Details.......: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, pos ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Bad problem: Lewy body disease is one of the most common causes of dementia in the elderly. Dementia is the loss of mental functions severe enough to affect normal ... Read More
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Less well known: Lewy body dementia often starts with visual hallucinations and as it progresses a person develops some of movement problems seen in parkinsons disease ... Read More
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
DLB: Or dementia with lewy bodies is a progressive dementia with a combination of fluctuating cognition, recurrent visual hallucinations, spontaneous extra ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
33 years experience Geriatrics
Common dementia: Lewy body dementia may be the second most common form or dementia, but infreqently diagnosed. It presents with parkinsonian features(rigidity, gait i ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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A degenerating brain: Disease, similar to alzheimer's, but not the same - specific diagnosis only at autopsy to my knowlege.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Terri Faith
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Dementia types: Dementia is an umbrella term. Meaning that under the concept of dementia there exists at least 6 different types..Alzheimer's, Vascular, Lewy Body, Ba ... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Poorly: Lewy body demential, like alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder of the brain. Some medications may slow the progress of early disease. Pleas ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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Competent caretaker: Most important!
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Hard to predict: The clinical course is variable. Rate of decline is about the same as that in ad. Survival from onset of symptoms is about 8 years.
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
35 years experience Psychiatry
Lewy body dementia: Is a progressive dementia involving visual hallucinations, spontaneous extrpyramidal symptoms and/or cognitive fluctuations.

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