NINDS: Hunting for an LBD Biomarker

Did you know that the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) plays a leading role in funding research on Lewy body disorders?  Because LBD and Parkinson’s disease share […]
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What Happened In Vegas WON’T Stay in Vegas

Hundreds of LBD researchers, clinicians and families gathered in Las Vegas, NV in June for the 2019 International LBD Conference. Organized by the Cleveland Clinic with assistance from LBDA, it […]
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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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Preparing LBD Families about End of Life

End of life factors are known to be different in LBD compared to Alzheimer’s disease. The progression of LBD averages 5-7 years from onset to end of life. This is […]
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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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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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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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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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Scientific Advance: Diagnosing LBD in Living Persons

An LBD research advance by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is making headlines. Using a procedure called a lumbar puncture (or spinal tap), researchers diagnosed two Lewy […]
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