Dementia with Lewy bodies describes several common disorders causing dementia. The name for the disease comes from the presence inside nerve cells of Lewy bodies. The disease has been given a variety of names - Diffuse Lewy body Disease - Cortical Lewy body Disease - Lewy Body Dementia - Senile Dementia Of Lewy Type - Lewy Body Variant of Alzheimer's Disease The main features of the condition include - development of dementia with features similar with those of Alzheimer's - development of some features of Parkinson's disease - fluctuation in condition on a day-to-day basis - early development of hallucinations
Links and an e-group.
Patient and family support. Research and education information.
A journal detailing the effects of LBD on a mother and how her family cares for her.
Detailed information on dementia with Lewy bodies, from the University of Nottingham, UK.
Compiled by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Includes basic information and support organizations.
Factsheet on this common form of primary neurodegenerative dementia, including its pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, investigation, management and monitoring.
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