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Lewy Body Dementia: Hope Through Research

 

Introduction
The Basics of Lewy Body Dementia
Types of Lewy Body Dementia
Causes and Risk Factors
Common Symptoms
Diagnosis
Treatment and Management
Advice for People Living with Lewy Body Dementia
Caring for a Person with Lewy Body Dementia
Research: The Road Ahead
Diagnosis, Treatment and Research
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Introduction

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex and challenging brain disorder. It is complex because it affects many parts of the brain in ways that scientists are trying to understand more fully. It is challenging because its many possible symptoms make it hard to do everyday tasks that once came easily.

Although less known than its “cousins” Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is not a rare disorder. More than 1 million Americans, most of them older adults, are affected by its disabling changes in the ability to think and move.

As researchers seek better ways to

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