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Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Dementia With Lewy Bodies (Overview)

Dementia with Lewy bodies is a condition consisting of cognitive function loss, hallucinations, and slowed movement throughout the body affect walking, speech, and swallowing.


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What kind of condition is dementia with Lewy bodies?

What kind of condition is dementia with Lewy bodies?

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. Memory retrieval is slowed. There is a waxing and waning of symptoms throughout the day. A person can have lbd and alzheimers at the same time. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Dementia With Lewy Bodies (Overview)

Dementia with Lewy bodies is a condition consisting of cognitive function loss, hallucinations, and slowed movement throughout the body affect walking, speech, and swallowing.


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What are the symptoms of dementia with Lewy bodies?

Lewy body dementia: Is a type of cognitive decline hallmarked by recurrent visual hallucinations, spontaneous extrapyramidal symptoms, and cognitive fluctuations. ...Read more

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Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia (Tip)

Living with Alzheimer's and Dementia

Family, friends and support groups are important components for people living with dementia. ...See more

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Living with Multi Infarct Dementia (Checklist)

Make sure to keep chair transfers close to bed
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Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies?

Are there tests to confirm the doctor's diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies?

Dementia: Unfortunately, the only definitive test for dementia with lewy bodies (dlb) is to obtain brain tissue. Thus, most confirmations come following autopsy. Imaging studies, such as mri's, fmri's, and pet scans can provide helpful information to support the diagnosis, but at this time dlb remains primarily a diagnosis based upon clinical findings. ...Read more

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My doctor thinks I might have dementia with Lewy bodies. Wants more info to confirm, but I am worried. What exactly is it?

My doctor thinks I might have dementia with Lewy bodies. Wants more info to confirm, but I am worried. What exactly is it?

Need specialist eval: Lewy body dementia (dlb) is a progressive brain disorder that involves cognitive, behavioral, and motor system deterioration similar to that seen in parkinson's disease. It is not the same as alzheimer's, but presentations can overlap. People with dlb are often very sensitive to medications, especially those given for hallucinations. A neuropsychiatrist or neurologist can best help manage this. ...Read more

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Caring for an Elderly Loved One (Tip)

Caring for an Elderly Loved One

Assuming they have some dementia don't be surprised if it gets worse in the evening. It's called sundowners. ...See more

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My father has dementia with Lewy bodies. What does this mean?

My father has dementia with Lewy bodies. What does this mean?

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. Memory retrieval is slowed. There is a waxing and waning of symptoms throughout the day. A person can have lbd and alzheimers at the same time. ...Read more

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How would a doctor treat himself if he had dementia with Lewy bodies?

I would: See my doctor, a neurologist and a psychiatrist and allow them to treat me. The first thing we learn is that to treat someone, you must be objective. Hence, you do not treat yourself, your friends or you family! ...Read more

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Lewy Bodies (Definition)

That are seen inside some brain cell's nucleus. Lewy bodies were described by dr lewy and named after him. You need a microscope to see them. They are found in the brain cells of those with {arkinson's disease and lewy body dementia. They can also be found in other diseases also, ...Read more


Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a condition characterized by loss of brain function, manifesting as deficits in memory, reasoning, and judgment, as well as changes in behavior. These deficits are beyond what is ...Read more