Lewy Body Dementia vs. Parkinson’s: A Diagnostic Dilemma

A senior man with Lewy body dementia uses a walker and the help of his caregiver to get into his home.

Each year, a number of American seniors are told they have Parkinson’s disease, but they don’t. For many of these people, the actual diagnosis is a very similar but not as well-known disease: Lewy body dementia (LBD). Dementia with Lewy bodies affects around 1.3 million Americans, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). That…

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