Could a Skin Biopsy Diagnose LBD?

Could a skin biopsy diagnose LBD? New research suggests skin biopsies may hold strong potential to help diagnose dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). The study reveals two important changes associated […]
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Daytime Sleepiness is More Common in Dementia with Lewy Bodies than Alzheimer’s

Drowsiness and daytime sleepiness (despite getting adequate sleep the night before) are often described by individuals with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and their caregivers. This is reported even in […]
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Early Visual Hallucinations Greatly Increase Odds of LBD Over Alzheimer’s

Visual hallucinations are a core feature of dementia with Lewy bodies, occurring in 32 to 85 percent of autopsy-confirmed cases. Individuals with Alzheimer’s disease also experience hallucinations, though to a […]
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Epilepsy Treatment Shows Promise in DLB

Motor symptoms improved with add-on therapy of seizure medication. Researchers in Japan published promising data on a Phase II clinical trial on an existing medication (for seizures) in people with […]
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HOT NEWS: Preliminary LBD Clinical Trial Results Announced

This week Axovant Sciences released preliminary results for one of its LBD clinical trials of an experimental medication, nelotanserin. The first eleven people with LBD have completed the Phase 2 […]
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Imaging Can Aid in DLB Diagnosis Before Dementia Onset

As there is no single symptom pattern that signals the start of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), getting a diagnosis is commonly delayed. Finding a definitive medical test that confirms […]
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Increased Hospitalization in DLB Compared to AD

A study out of the U.K. revealed that people with one form of LBD, specifically, dementia with Lewy bodies and more frequently admitted to general hospitals that people with Alzheimer’s […]
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Is Pure Autonomic Failure a Warning Sign of LBD?

Many people with one specific form of LBD, called dementia with Lewy bodies or DLB, develop problems with their autonomic nervous system. This is the part of the nervous system […]
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LBD and Coronavirus: Prevention is the Best Medicine

With all of the news about the coronavirus and the condition “COVID-19” here are some things that LBD families should keep in mind in the coming weeks and months. This […]
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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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