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 […]
Read More

LBD Duration Shortens with Co-existing Alzheimer’s Disease

The rate of progression in Lewy body dementia (LBD) is hard to predict at the time of diagnosis. New research indicates the presence of a second neurodegenerative disease process, Alzheimer’s […]
Read More

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 […]
Read More

LBD Places a High Toll on Families

The combination of cognitive, motor and behavioral symptoms early in the course of LBD creates a highly challenging set of demands for continuing care. Recent studies demonstrate that LBD families […]
Read More

LBD: State of the Science

We are entering an era of unprecedented opportunity for understanding and treating Lewy body dementia (LBD). Our newest white paper, Lewy Body Dementia: The State of the Science provides the […]
Read More

LBDA Partners with Medscape

Despite being a common form of dementia, there is still a tremendous need for more physician education on Lewy body dementia (LBD).  To address this issue, LBDA is proud to […]
Read More

LBDA’s Contributions to the Scientific Community

Throughout the year, LBDA staff have been traveling across the country to promote discussion and awareness of Lewy body dementias in local communities and at national conferences. Here are just a […]
Read More

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 […]
Read More

Lewy Body Pathology – Not the First Problem Sign of Parkinson’s?

Lewy body pathology is found in the brains of 10 to 30% of older adults without any parkinsonian motor symptoms and is called incidental Lewy body disease (ILBD). Research suggests […]
Read More

Long-Term Caregiving May Shorten Life Up to Eight Years

By Carol Bradley Bursack A new study by Ohio State University in conjunction with the National Institute on Aging has shown that adult children caring for their parents, as well […]
Read More