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What is Lewy Body dementia?

Status: Open    Jan 07, 2015 - 09:25 PM


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Feb 21, 2015 - 12:16 PM

Lewy Body Dementia is a type of dementia that impacts someone both cognitively and physically. It is under-diagnosed because many practitioners are still not well-trained in diagnosing it. Lewy Body can mimick the same symptoms as Parkinson's, therefore many times the patient is thought to have that instead. Symptoms may include disrupted sleep, hallucinations and repeated falls. Early detection is the key in treatment to possibly extend the period of time one with Lewy Body can maintain their independence.


Sep 28, 2015 - 09:59 AM

We have a couple of articles discussing Lewy Body dementia on one of our blogs that you may find helpful:

Lewy Body, the Other Dementia

How Lewy Body Dementia Contributes to Depression and Hallucinations


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