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Understanding LBD

LBD Diagnostic Symptoms Checklist

LBD has developed a tool to help patients, caregivers, and healthcare providers quickly and easily identify the symptoms that are required for diagnosis with Lewy Bodies (DLB), the most misdiagnosed form of dementia and one form of LBD.

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Medications to treat impaired memory and cognitive function in LBD are available in pill and patch form. Learn whether there is a difference between the two forms and what medications should be considered. Dr. Howard Hurtig of University of Pennsylvania answers this common caregiver question.

Read our latest Ask the Expert Column: Joseph H. Friedman, MD the Director, Movement Disorders Program at Butler Hospital answers the question: Why can’t all people with LBD take the same medications?

Read the latest Ask the Expert column by Daniel Weintraub, MD, Ian McKeith, MD, FRCPsych, Peter Rabins, MD, MPH as they answer the question, What is the Role of the Geriatric Pscychiatrist in LBD?

Includes definitions for LBD-related medical terminology, classes of medicines and caregiving terms, plus services and resources helpful in LBD caregiving.

Do you know the difference between a CT scan, an MRI, or SPECT or PET scans? LBDA has put together a helpful overview on the different types of brain imaging and how they help differentiate between forms of dementia.