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Getting an LBD diagnosis is sometimes a process of elimination. Jerome Rafferty was finally diagnosed with Lewy body dementia after previous diagnoses of Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia.

Physicians are rethinking how they look for early signs of dementia.

Dementia will double in 20 years to affect 115.4 million by 2050, according to a report by advocacy group Alzheimer's Disease International.

Using a framework for MRI called STAND-Map, Mayo Clinic researchers are able to correctly differentiate between LBD and two other common types of dementia as often as 75 percent to 80 percent of the time. 

Along with colleagues, James Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., an associate professor at Washington University have modeled Parkinson's-associated dementia for the first time. Their results are reported in the journal Sleep and summarized here.

LBDA is providing medical professionals the latest authoritative information on Lewy body dementia through a new online resource.

Lewy body dementia, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological ailments are beginning to show more common elements than researchers had expected.
 

Tube feeding is not shown to be beneficial to persons with advanced dementia, according to a review of the scientific literature.

05/25/2009 - A couple sets out to an adventurous bike trek from Seattle, WA., down the West Coast to meet and film interviews with people they are calling Children of Young-Onset Dementia.

MRI and PET may be able to help distinguish between Alzheimer's disease and Lewy body dementia patients, reported a Mayo Clinic researcher at the recent American Academy of Neurology meeting.