A Simple, 3-Minute Test May Aid in Diagnosing Lewy Body Disorders.

Researchers with the U.S. Autonomic Disorders Consortium have shown a simple, bedside test can help spot underlying neurological disorders like Lewy body dementia (LBD) in people who have orthostatic hypotension […]
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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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Alzheimer’s and Lewy bodies: When Two Pathologies Collide

DLB is one of two clinical diagnoses under the Lewy body dementia umbrella. When DLB co-occurs with Alzheimer’s disease, a clinical diagnosis is even more difficult to make as symptoms […]
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Ask the Expert: Why Do Many People with LBD Respond Poorly to Surgery?

By Farzana Pervin, M.D. and Carol F Lippa, M.D., Drexel University College of Medicine Need to make a decision on surgery for someone with Lewy body dementia (LBD)? Family members […]
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Ask the Expert: What is the Role of the Geriatric Psychiatrist in LBD?

By Daniel Weintraub, MD, Ian McKeith, MD, FRCPsych, Peter Rabins, MD, MPH Care of the cognitive, psychiatric and neurologic features of Lewy body dementias (LBD), including dementia with Lewy bodies […]
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Biogen’s Aducanumab Clinical Trial Results Revealed

In a stunning reversal last October, pharma giant Biogen announced that its failed Phase 3 clinical trial of aducanemab in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild Alzheimer’s disease didn’t […]
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Biomarkers: The Pathway to Earlier LBD Diagnosis and Better Treatments

In LBD clinical research, scientists use tests that measure both the symptoms of a disease and also what biological changes are underway. Those tests that detect the presence or progression […]
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Can Exercise Help Older Women at Risk for Dementia?

Regular aerobic workouts increase the size of the brain’s memory area in older women and may help slow the progression of dementia, according to a small new study. It included […]
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Capgras Syndrome in DLB Associated with Anxiety and Hallucinations

Capgras syndrome, a delusion which is a temporary belief that a family member, caregiver or location has been replaced by an identical imposter, according to one study, affects approximately 17 […]
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Contact Sports Linked to Lewy Body Disease

It’s been long known that people who have traumatic brain injuries are at an increased risk for a progressive brain disorder called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). They also are at […]
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