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What are the two types of Lewy body dementia (LBD)?

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Lewy body dementia (LBD) is one of the most common types of dementia, after Alzheimer’s disease. It usually happens to people who are 50 or older. There are two types:

  • Dementia with Lewy bodies often starts when you have a hard time moving your body. Within a year, you start to have thinking and memory problems that are similar to Alzheimer’s disease, along with changes in behavior. You also might see things that aren’t there, called hallucinations.
  • Parkinson’s disease dementia first causes movement problems. Trouble with memory happens much later in the disease.

From: What Is Lewy Body Dementia? WebMD Medical Reference

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

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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