New diagnostic criteria have been established for Lewy Body Dementia.

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Do you think that your loved one might have Lewy Body Dementia? I know that several current AC members have loved ones with LBD, and others wonder if that is what their loved one has. Getting an accurate diagnosis is important for treatment and it is also very challenging. Recent research has revised the suggested criteria for doctors to diagnose probable LBD. The Lewy Body Dementia Association has this information on their website. If you are interested, Google newdlbcriteria and it should be one of the first sites returned by the search. There are now some sophisticated imaging techniques that can help identify biomarkers, although some are available only to researchers. The criteria cover both the situations when biomarkers can be studied, and when symptoms must be relied upon.

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Good info, Jeanne. Thank you.

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