Dementia with Lewy bodies
Alzheimer Scotland Information Sheet IS18
Although Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is one of the commonest forms of dementia, many people have never heard of it and it can be difficult to get a diagnosis.
This information sheet looks at the common symptoms of DLB, how it can be diagnosed, treatment options and how family members and carers can get support. Early accurate diagnosis is important because of the serious and potentially dangerous reaction of many people with DLB to anti-psychotic drugs (strong tranquillisers).
See AlsoLewy Body Society Established in June 2006, the Lewy Body Society is the only charity in Europe specifically for people with DLB.
Pickís disease resource group This support group includes people with DLB.
Parkinsonís Disease Society Can offer support, particularly around the symptoms of DLB which are similar to Parkinsonís disease.
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