• By Deborah Balzer

Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

November 30, 2015

medical illustration of lewy body

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, but another type called dementia with Lewy bodies, or DLB, comes in second. Both diseases share some symptoms, and because of this, dementia with Lewy bodies is often misdiagnosed. The diseases are different and require separate treatments. Reporter Vivien Williams has what you need to know from experts in Mayo Clinic’s Lewy Body Dementia Research Program. They are working to find answers for this devastating disease.

Dr. Boeve and his colleagues in Mayo Clinic’s Lewy Body Dementia Research Program are the hosts of the International Dementia with Lewy Bodies Conference  from Dec. 1-4 which brings together experts, patients and caregivers.

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