Tag: DLB

Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementia

Lewy Body dementia is the second most common dementia, after Alzheimer’s. It is a progressive, degenerative condition with similar, and often overlapping, symptoms to both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. Lewy Body Dementia (known as DLB) causes deterioration in both behaviour and memory as does Alzheimer’s and also the development of mild physical, motor system symptoms as [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Lewy Body Dementia: Identification, Symptoms and Treatment

Lewy Body Dementia: Identification, Symptoms and Treatment

Lewy body dementia or LBD is a term given to two conditions – Parkinson’s disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies or DLB. Lewy body dementia gets its name from scientist Frederich H. Lewy (1885 – 1950) discovered special proteins in unhealthy brain nerve cells. These bunches of proteins hamper many brain functions, including memory [...]

November 12, 2012 More
Dementia

Dementia

Dementia, a devastating syndrome of multiple etiologies, probably affects up to 4 million people in the United States. The cost of the dementia syndromes to the United States has been estimated at up to $140 billion per year in caregiving costs, lost productivity, and medical and institutional care. Because the risk of dementia increases with [...]

August 18, 2011 More