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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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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Research Advance: DLB Genetics Uniquely Different from Parkinson’s

The human genome is a complete set of a person’s DNA. Serving as a blueprint for all cells in the body, the genome contains about 20,000 genes. The first human […]
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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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Warning Signs of LBD Identified During Mild Cognitive Impairment Stage

To be diagnosed with Lewy body dementia (LBD), a person must first have dementia. Simply put, this means a person has had a decline in their cognitive (thinking) abilities that […]
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New Diagnostic Criteria Published for DLB

If you talk with families, many will share that getting a diagnosis for one specific form of LBD, called dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), was a challenge.  Sometimes the diagnosis […]
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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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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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Loss of Smell in Parkinson’s Disease Increases Risk of Dementia

The loss of smell is a common symptom in LBD, Parkinson’s disease and even Alzheimer’s disease. New research suggests the loss of smell in Parkinson’s disease (PD) may help predict […]
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