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Research

LBDA is pleased to offer the following articles on LBD-related research, written for the general public.

09/06/2010 - Researchers say the interval between the onset of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and the development of Lewy body disorders is longer than previously thought.

08/22/2010 - Lack of disease awareness, early and persistent symptoms that distinguish LBD from other dementias, and challenges in obtaining an LBD diagnosis are linked to higher perception of caregiver burden than reported in other types of dementia.

07/13/2010 - Research shows apathy and depression predict the conversion of mild cognitive impairment to dementia.

04/28/2010 - People with REM sleep behavior disorder can become violent while they are asleep.

03/23/2010 - New study finds higher rate of melanoma among patients with Parkinson’s disease.

02/12/2010 - Limiting the depth of sedation during surgery reduces the risk of postoperative delirium, according to researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine.

01/18/2010 - Changes in attention, cognition, and arousal are seen in dementia with Lewy bodies, but a new study also shows cognitive fluctuations occur in people diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

04/01/2009 - Getting the most from a research paper requires mastery of a few simple skills.

04/01/2009 - The Lewy Body Dementia Association is providing the latest information and resources on Lewy body dementia to physicians all over the United States.

04/01/2009 - LBDA original research on caregiver burden families affected by Lewy body dementia will be highlighted throughout 2009 at national medical conferences.