Understanding LBD

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?

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 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?

LBDA has created a helpful comprehensive checklist to help people diagnosed with LBD or their caregivers report new or concerning LBD symptoms to their physician.

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

This publication provides helpful information to LBD families about medications used to treat cognitive, motor, mood or behavioral disorders. This information may be helpful in discussing with healthcare providers the risks and benefits of certain medications.

This paper discusses some of the causes of behavioral symptoms in LBD, as well as strategies and treatments to reduce their frequency and severity.

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