Dressing Tips for Lewy Body Dementia

Several symptoms of Lewy body dementia (LBD) are related to visual processing and interpretation. This can make it difficult to find specific items that are mixed in with lots of […]
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Eye Care and Lewy Body Dementia

Vision is a complex sense that begins with your eyes. However, the vision processing centers of the brain are responsible for interpreting visual input so you can recognize and act […]
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The Cost of Dementia Care

Dementia is among the costliest healthcare conditions in the United States. People living with dementia typically pay three times more in healthcare costs than those without dementia. And research suggests […]
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Lewy Body Dementia Behavior Changes

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex neurodegenerative disease with a range of neurological, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. Many individuals, family members and care partners of people with LBD find […]
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Robin Williams and Lewy Body Dementia

Robin Williams brought joy to the lives of so many people through his comedy, acting, and charity work. There is no doubt he will forever be remembered for his comedic […]
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What are Lewy Bodies?

Dementia comes in many forms. The most common is Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for 60 to 80 percent of cases, but there are many other subtypes. Lewy body dementia (LBD) […]
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Telemedicine and LBD

Lewy body dementia (LBD) experts at LBDA’s Research Centers of Excellence (RCOE) have been using creative workarounds to keep research, clinical care, professional education, and community support activities underway throughout […]
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Medical Alert Wallet Card

Why is a Medical Alert Wallet Card Important? The purpose of a medical alert wallet card is to inform doctors and emergency room staff of any medical conditions, allergies, or […]
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Apathy & Lewy Body Dementia

Everyone diagnosed with Lewy body dementia exhibits slightly different symptoms, especially in the early stages of the disease. One of the more common of these symptoms is apathy, along with […]
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Maintaining Emotional and Social Connections with LBD

Social relationships can be complicated and living with Lewy body dementia (LBD) may further increase the complexity. The way this disease affects social connections is different for everyone. The progression […]
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Preparing Families with LBD for End of Life

It’s a well-known fact that Lewy body dementia (LBD) has different end of life factors than Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, while people with Alzheimer’s disease typically have an eight to […]
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Capgras Syndrome in Lewy Body Dementias (LBD) Associated with Anxiety and Hallucinations

  Among people with Lewy body dementias, delusions, or false beliefs, are common. One of these delusions is a belief that a familiar person or place has been replaced with […]
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Loss of Smell – A Hallmark of Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia

How is Parkinson’s disease related to Lewy body dementia (LBD)? To answer that, you must know the answer to the question, “What is Lewy body dementia?” LBD is a form […]
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Daytime Sleepiness is More Common in Lewy Body Dementia than Alzheimer’s disease

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a condition that can take as long as 18 months (about 1 and a half years) to diagnose. What is Lewy body dementia, and why […]
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The Benefits of Participating in LBD Research

Enrolling in an LBD research study requires some time and effort, but the benefits can be considerable – particularly for those who have been diagnosed with Lewy body dementia. If […]
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Facts and Frequently Asked Questions About Lumbar Punctures

Lumbar punctures (LP) have been used to diagnose diseases of the brain and spinal cord for more than 100 years. Today, lumbar punctures are allowing us to make key advances […]
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Finding Support that is Actually Supportive

Support is something that may promote certain interests, uphold, defend, assist, help, pay the cost of, serve as the foundation of, and keep something going. And, when one is facing […]
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The Importance of Fall Prevention

According to the CDC, falls remain the leading cause of injury in older adults – with over 36 million reported falls each year and 1 out of every 5 of […]
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