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 […]
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Treatment

Download this article as a PDF The importance of early treatment is supported by recent data suggesting that patients with LBD, might respond better to cholinesterase inhibitors than patients with […]
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Symptoms Differ in Alzheimer’s when Lewy Bodies are Present

Lewy body pathology (presence of Lewy bodies in the brain)  is found in up to 50% of cases of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, which can make it challenging for physicians to […]
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Qualitative EEG shows promise in Identifying Mild DLB

Dementia is often preceded by an earlier phase called mild cognitive impairment (MCI), where an individual is still able to live independently, but notices changes in at least one area […]
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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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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 […]
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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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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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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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