A 36-year-old member asked:
lewy body dementia - does anyone know of any cure for this disease?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Neil Liebowitz answered
38 years experience Psychiatry
Unfortunately no: Lewy body is like alzheimers with progressive loss of cognitive function. It however has more psychiatric symptoms early on including: depression, paranoia and hallucinations. Treatment with some of the alzheimers meds, namenda, (memantine) excelon and arecept may have temporary benefit, but no cure.
Answered on May 28, 2018
Dr. Robert Hutchman answered
23 years experience Neurology
No cure, sorry: Dopamine meds for physical parkinsonism: Azilect (mao-b selective inhibitor) & sinemet +/- Comtan (stalevo (carbidopa and levodopa and entacapone) is both together). Tailor rx watching for side effects. Avoid Dopamine agonists (requip xl/mirapex er/neupro)--too side effect prone for lewy body patients. For dementia: namenda, paired with Exelon patch or aricept. For psychosis: seroquel or even clozaril. For excess sleepiness: nuvigil.
Answered on Aug 9, 2017
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