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Is It LBD or Something Else?

Sometimes early dementia symptoms can be vague, making the type of dementia hard to identify. It may take several years for enough symptoms to develop to point to a specific […]
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LBDA Lewy Line

LBD families and caregivers can connect directly on a regional basis, through the LBDA Lewy Line, featuring “Lewy Buddies.” Lewy Buddies are experienced LBD caregivers who share their time and experience […]
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LBD is the Most Expensive Dementia in America

Dementia is one of the most expensive diseases in the United States, increasing healthcare costs 3 times over those without dementia. Until now, studies on the costs of different dementia […]
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LBD Caregiver Experience Differs Between Spouses and Adult Children

Being a dementia caregiver can have a negative impact on one’s psychological well-being. But what is specifically known about the impact of LBD caregiving? And how it might differ based […]
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Adult Day Service Boosts Beneficial Stress Hormone in Caregivers

A new study reveals family caregivers have an increase in the beneficial stress hormone DHEA-S on days when they use an adult day service for their relatives with dementia. DHEA-S […]
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Caregiver Impact

The combination of cognitive, motor and behavioral symptoms imposes significant challenges and stressors on caregivers. Education of and support for the primary caregiver is essential, and building a care team, […]
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Lewy and Lumbar Punctures

Did you know that spinal fluid is extremely valuable in LBD research? It allows scientists to study changes in the levels of proteins that might be associated with LBD, Alzheimer’s […]
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Volunteer Opportunities

Families Need Your Help Today LBDA estimates at least 3 in 100 people over 65 in the United States have some form of LBD, meaning approximately 1.4 million people living […]
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Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex, challenging, and surprisingly common brain disease. Although lesser known than its “cousins” Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is not a rare disorder. […]
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Research

New Report – Lewy Body Dementia: State of the Science We are entering an era of unprecedented opportunity for understanding and treating Lewy body dementia (LBD). Our newest white paper, […]
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Treatment Options

LBD is a multi-system disease and typically requires a comprehensive treatment approach, meaning a team of physicians from different specialties, who collaborate to provide optimum treatment of each symptom without […]
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LBD Diagnostic Symptoms Checklist

Because Lewy body dementia is the most misdiagnosed form of dementia, LBDA developed a useful checklist to help physicians and their patients identify key LBD symptoms used to make a […]
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Submit An LBD Story

LBDA invites you to submit a personal LBD story for possible inclusion in our website, newsletter or other publications. Stories can be up to 1,000 words in length. Submissions must […]
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