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LEWY BODY DEMENTIA
Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is a common type of progressive dementia and some abnormal structures in the brain called Lewy Bodies are characteristic of this disease. While Lewy Bodies are found in the brain’s outer layer called cortex, this part of the brain is responsible for thinking, producing, perceiving and understanding language. Therefore, people suffering from Lewy Body Dementia display an inability to plan or a loss of analytical thinking. Although, the symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia may vary from one person to another, the most common symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia include rapid eye movement and sleep disorder.
HOW IS LEWY BODY DEMENTIA DIAGNOSED?
A neurologist would check you for various kinds of neurological and physical examination tests along with checking your cognitive skills, brain scan and blood tests.
HOW IS LEWY BODY DEMENTIA TREATED?
Medications to help patients cope with the symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia are prescribed such as those to reduce rigidity in muscles, promote alertness and reduce hallucinations.
DID YOU KNOW?
The LBD is more common in people over the age of 50. LBD is similar to the Alzheimer’s disease and the Parkinson’s disease in a lot of ways. However, these conditions are all different and LBD has some very prominent differences in the symptoms.