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What is the definition of Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)?
"Lewy body dementia is one of the most common forms of progressive dementia. People affected by this condition may experience a variety of symptoms such as changes in alertness and attention; hallucinations; problems with movement and posture; muscle stiffness; confusion; and/or memory loss. Although the exact cause of Lewy body dementia is poorly understood, symptoms are thought to result when clumps of a protein called alpha-synuclein (""Lewy bodies"") accumulate in the brain. Lewy body dementia usually occurs sporadically in people with no family history of the condition. Rarely, more than one family member may be affected."
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What are the alternative names for Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)?
  • Lewy body dementia
  • Autosomal dominant diffuse Lewy body disease
  • DLB
  • Diffuse Lewy body disease
  • Lewy body disease
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What are the latest Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Clinical Trials?
Building Online Community to Improve Patient and Caregiver Outcomes in Parkinson Disease, Lewy Body Dementia and Related Disorders

Summary: The purpose of this study is to learn more about the effectiveness of palliative care training for community physicians and telemedicine support services for patients and carepartners with Parkinson's disease and Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) or related conditions and their care partners. Palliative care is a treatment approach focused on improving quality of life by relieving suffering in the areas of...

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Care Ecosystem: Navigating Patients and Families Through Stages of Care, Extension Trial

Summary: This is an extension trial of a prior trial (NCT02213458). Both persons with dementia (PWD) and their caregivers were enrolled as dyads. The purpose of this randomized clinical trial is to evaluate the benefits of a program that supports model care for PWD and their caregivers. Whereas the prior trial only delivered care and examined outcomes up to 12-months, this trial extends care and outcome me...

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Published Date: May 02, 2022
Published By: Genetic and Rare Diseases Informnation Center

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