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Lewy Body Dementia: Information for Patients, Families, and Professionals

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a complex, challenging, and surprisingly common brain disease. Although lesser known than its “cousins” Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease, LBD is not a rare disorder. More than 1 million Americans are affected by its disabling changes in the ability to think and move. This 40-page booklet helps people with LBD, their families, and professionals learn more about the disease and resources for coping.

This booklet on LBD was a collaboration between the Lewy Body Dementia Association, the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the University of California, San Diego, the National Institute on Aging and National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

You can read the booklet on our web site. To download a .pdf copy, click here.

You can also order printed copies online from the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center at the National Institute on Aging or by calling toll-free 1-800-438-4380.