Longevity May be Impacted by Orthostatic Hypotension in LBD

The autonomic nervous system regulates functions in the body that are involuntary, such as blood pressure and digestion. This system malfunctions in LBD, causing problems with blood pressure regulation, urinary […]
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MCI with Visual Spatial or Attention Deficits Progresses to DLB over Alzheimer’s

A study by Tanis Ferman, PhD and colleagues at Mayo Clinic assessed the progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to different forms of dementia. 337 people with mild cognitive impairment […]
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Sleep Disorder Increases Odds of DLB by Five Times Over Alzheimer’s

REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) is a condition that causes a person to physically act out their dreams and is a common in Lewy body dementia (LBD). RBD is a […]
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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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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 […]
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Capgras Syndrome in DLB Associated with Anxiety and Hallucinations

Capgras syndrome, a delusion which is a temporary belief that a family member, caregiver or location has been replaced by an identical imposter, according to one study, affects approximately 17 […]
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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 […]
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Research

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