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Neurologist Publishes Book on LBD for Families and Professionals

Just in time for Lewy Body Dementia Awareness Month this October, Mayo Clinic neurologist Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog has written Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcomes.

In his book Dr. Ahlskog brings hope to caregivers of advanced Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia patients by guiding them through the labyrinth of symptoms, treatments, medications, and side effects of dementia caused by Lewy bodies.

Dr. Ahlskog clearly explains the known causes and symptoms of both dementia with Lewy bodies and advanced Parkinson’s disease with dementia. He then draws on 30 years of clinical and research experience to clarify which medications to avoid, proper dosages, and the various side effects and complications of different treatments, helping both the general public and medical professionals work together to provide the best treatment possible for their loved ones and patients.

About the Author: Dr. J. Eric Ahlskog, MD, PhD is Professor of Neurology, Mayo Medical School and Chair of the Mayo Clinic Section of Movement Disorders, Rochester, Minnesota. He is a full-time clinician with most of his Mayo practice devoted to Lewy body disorders, including Parkinson's disease and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. He has published over 200 manuscripts in peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals and has authored two books.

"Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson's Disease Dementia: Patient, Family, and Clinician Working Together for Better Outcomes" will be published by Oxford in hardcover on September 26, 2013. Hardcover │ $34.95 │ 288 pp │ 9780199977567