What is Lewy body dementia?

What is Lewy body dementia?

Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementia

Signposts for LBD:

Thinking and behavior

  • Displays symptoms of dementia
  • Unpredictable changes in concentration and attention
  • Seeing or hearing hallucinations
  • Other mood  disorders: depression, delusions, touch or smell hallucinations

Movement

  • Parkinson’s-like symptoms
  • Repeated falls
  • Parkinson’s diagnosis  & a continued cognitive decline

Sleep & Other Symptoms

  • Violent dreams
  • Severe sensitivity to neuroleptics
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness
  • Changes in autonomic responses

LBD is challenging to diagnose, and early and accurate diagnosis is essential!

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