10 Things You Should Know about LBD

Understanding Lewy Body Dementias Lewy body dementias (LBD) affect an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States. At the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), we understand […]
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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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About LBD

The LBD Spectrum Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a brain disease characterized by a spectrum of symptoms involving disturbances of movement, cognition, behavior, sleep and autonomic function. Two related clinical […]
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About LBDA

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the Lewy body dementias (LBD), supporting people with LBD, their families and caregivers and […]
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Additional Resources

LBDA is working to provide relevant resources to assist Lewy body dementia patients, their families, and physicians. It is our aim to make LBD as common as a term as Alzheimer’s some […]
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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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Alzheimer’s and Lewy bodies: When Two Pathologies Collide

DLB is one of two clinical diagnoses under the Lewy body dementia umbrella. When DLB co-occurs with Alzheimer’s disease, a clinical diagnosis is even more difficult to make as symptoms […]
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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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Biogen’s Aducanumab Clinical Trial Results Revealed

In a stunning reversal last October, pharma giant Biogen announced that its failed Phase 3 clinical trial of aducanemab in people with mild cognitive impairment or mild Alzheimer’s disease didn’t […]
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