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Call for Caregivers for Lewy Body Dementia by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Tue 14 Aug 2012 10:24am The Lewy Body Dementia Association has invited The Caregiver’s Voice to help recognize a Caregiver of the Month who best cares for one with Lewy Body Dementia. Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects an estimated 1.3 million individuals and their families in the United States. It is currently widely underdiagnosed because LBD symptoms can closel ... Read on »
Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month by Brenda Avadian Patient ExpertFacebook Posted Mon 03 Oct 2011 9:06am Eight years ago, Angela Taylor had never heard of Lewy body dementia (LBD), the second most common form of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease. So how did this stay-at-home mother of two preschoolers become a nationally-recognized advocate for LBD research? All it took was for the disease to strike close to home. What is Lewy B ... Read on »
What is Lewy Body Dementia ? (LBD) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sun 27 Sep 2009 10:43pm Lewy body dementia shares characteristics with both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Like Alzheimer's, it causes confusion. Like Parkinson's, it can result in rigid muscles, slowed movement and tremors. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a progressive neurological disorder. Lewy body dementia is an umbrella term for two related di ... Read on »
What is Lewy Body Dementia ? (LBD) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Sat 26 Sep 2009 10:35pm Lewy body dementia shares characteristics with both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Like Alzheimer's, it causes confusion. Like Parkinson's, it can result in rigid muscles, slowed movement and tremors. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a progressive neurological disorder. Lewy body dementia is an umbrella term for two related di ... Read on »
What is Lewy Body Dementia ? (LBD) by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Fri 25 Sep 2009 10:35pm Lewy body dementia shares characteristics with both Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Like Alzheimer's, it causes confusion. Like Parkinson's, it can result in rigid muscles, slowed movement and tremors. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a progressive neurological disorder. Lewy body dementia is an umbrella term for two related di ... Read on »
Pet Scans Detect Dementia and Differentiate Between Alzheimer, Frontotemporal, and Lewy Bodies Dementia by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 10 Jan 2012 10:29am Dementia is not a specific illness but a pattern of symptoms characterized by a loss of cognitive ability. These disorders can be caused by injury or progressive disease affecting areas of the brain that control attention, memory, language and mobility. Alzheimer's Reading Room In a new review of imaging studies spanning more than ten ye ... Read on »
GE Healthcare’s Application for DaTSCAN™ Given Priority Review by the FDA to Help Detect Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) often m by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 03 Jun 2009 10:19am Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) has been difficult to diagnose, and is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease.   Nuclear medicine scans can help determine whether a patient has Alzheimer's or the beginning effects of Parkinson’s Disease.  Lewy Body Disease is actually the second most common cause of dementia.  Symptoms include hallucinations, ... Read on »
Lewy Body Dementia Hits Close To Home by Susan L. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:46pm My dear friend Maggi called me this week to report that her older brother Michael was just diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia. Maggi and I have both been nursing home administrators for over 20 years and certainly are familiar with individuals being diagnosed with dementia. Of course, when it happens to you or someone you care about, that's wh ... Read on »
New Research That States Lewy Body Dementia Often Mistaken For Alzheimer’s Disease by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Jun 2014 7:00pm Bel Marra Health, which offers high-quality, specially formulated vitamins and nutritional supplements, has reported on new research showing that a growing number of Alzheimer’s disease patients are being misdiagnosed. As Bel Marra Health reports in a recent article (http://www.belmarrahealth.com/brain-function/alzheimers-disease-misdiagn ... Read on »
Caregivers May Face Roller Coaster Effect with Lewy Body Dementia Symptoms by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Tue 22 Jul 2014 7:53pm The combination of the motor signs of Parkinson’s disease (slowed mobility, stooped posture and tremor) and mental confusion, especially if the degree of confusion fluctuates day to day, should raise a red flag for suspicion of Lewy Body Dementia. +Alzheimer's Reading Room “I watched my husband experience a decline in cognition follow ... Read on »