What is 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
- 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!