Dementia With Lewy Bodies (cont.)
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Dementia with Lewy Bodies Treatment
There is no cure or treatment that stops or slows dementia with Lewy bodies. Treatment is aimed at relieving symptoms and delaying loss of mental abilities for as long as possible.
An individual with dementia with Lewy bodies should always be under medical care. Much of the day-to-day care, however, is handled by family caregivers. Medical care should focus on optimizing the individual’s health, safety, and quality of life while helping family members cope with the many challenges of caring for a loved one with dementia with Lewy bodies.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/6/2014
Howard A Crystal, MD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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