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What are the symptoms of dementia with Lewy bodies?

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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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


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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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How will having dementia with Lewy bodies affect my long-term health?

How will having dementia with Lewy bodies affect my long-term health?

Poorly: Lewy body demential, like alzheimer's disease is a progressive disorder of the brain. Some medications may slow the progress of early disease. Please consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me more about dementia with Lewy bodies?

Please tell me more about dementia with Lewy bodies?

Common dementia: Lewy body dementia may be the second most common form or dementia, but infreqently diagnosed. It presents with parkinsonian features(rigidity, gait impairment), but also commonly with visual hallucinations. Besides memory loss, there may be frequent falls and variability in alertness and cognition .Lbd presents behavioral problems (agitation, depression, etc) + sensitivity to meds used to treat. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about dementia with Lewy bodies?

Can you tell me anything about dementia with Lewy bodies?

A degenerating brain: Disease, similar to alzheimer's, but not the same - specific diagnosis only at autopsy to my knowlege. ...Read more

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Who gets dementia with Lewy bodies?

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. Alternatively, some patients seem to present first with the dementia and later the parkinsons signs. Both groups are younger than patients with alzheimer's disease, are far more often males, and may have some loose genetic susceptibilities. ...Read 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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As hallucinations get worse what happens next with someone who has dementia with Lewy bodies. Sees stick people and animals all over in and out side?

Slow progression: Lewy body disease has a number of symptoms including parkinsonian type movements, memory problems, waxing and waning alertness and awareness, visual hallucinations and delusions. Find a local healthcare provider to assist you. ...Read more

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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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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