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Is it Alzheimer's or another type of dementia?

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With more than 100 dementia causes, Alzheimer's shouldn't be assumed. Along with Alzheimer's, Lewy body and vascular dementia – the kind related to stroke – make up the top three types of dementia aff…
September 14, 2016

Tissue biomarker for dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease

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Accurate diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, and the related disease "dementia with Lewy bodies," can be difficult in the early stages of both conditions. While brain biopsies can be more accurate, the…
April 12, 2016

FAU to host potentially groundbreaking drug trial for Lewy body disease

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Currently, Lewy body patients often are treated with drugs designed for Alzheimer's disease. The HEADWAY-DLB (dementia with Lewy bodies) study, being conducted by Bermuda-based Axovant Sciences at FAU…
February 28, 2016

The Other Dementia

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Alzheimer's disease isn't the only kind of dementia. Lewy body dementia is actually the second most common type.
May 25, 2015

Researchers identify immune gene that can prevent Parkinson's disease and dementia

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Hereditary gene mutations have been known to play a part in the development of PD. A new research found that non-inherited PD can be traced to the functional changes in the Interferon-beta (IFN beta),…
October 12, 2015

Researchers find that stem cell treatment may reduce cognitive impairment related to dementia with Lewy bodies

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Neural stem cells transplanted into damaged brain sites in mice dramatically improved both motor and cognitive impairments associated with dementia with Lewy bodies, according to University of Califor…
October 19, 2015

Lewy body dementia: unrecognized and misdiagnosed

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August last year saw the passing of much-loved actor and comedian Robin Williams. At the time, friends and colleagues of the star claimed that depression led him to take his own life. But earlier this…
November 06, 2015

A caregiver's story: Living and loving through the slow process of dying

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For six years, I had the privilege of caring for my ailing wife, Mary Ellen, including almost 20 intense months before she died in September. It was an honor, but one that came with a heavy price. Don…
November 22, 2015

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