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How is Lewy body dementia (LBD) diagnosed?

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There is no one test that can diagnose Lew body dementia. Because it’s similar to other types of dementia, it’s hard for doctors to identify it, especially in the early stages. So they often try to rule out other health problems that might cause the same symptoms. Your doctor might ask you about your medical history and do a physical exam. He might do a few tests, including:

  • Blood tests that check the levels of hormones or vitamins in your body. The wrong amounts can cause other types of dementia.
  • CT scan or MRI scan of your brain to spot changes caused by other dementias
  • Tests to measure your memory, language skills, or thinking ability

From: What Is Lewy Body Dementia? WebMD Medical Reference

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Lewy Body Dementia Association.

National Institute on Aging.

University of California, San Francisco: “Lewy Body Dementias.”

Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Lewy Body Dementia Association.

National Institute on Aging.

University of California, San Francisco: “Lewy Body Dementias.”

Alzheimer’s Association.

 

Reviewed by Neil Lava on May 19, 2019

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