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Dementia With Lewy Bodies (cont.)

Dementia with Lewy Bodies Follow-up

After dementia with Lewy bodies has been diagnosed and treatment begun, the individual requires regular check-ups with his or her health-care professional.

  • These check-ups allow the health-care professional to see how well treatment is working and make adjustments as necessary.
  • They allow detection of new medical and behavior problems that could benefit from treatment.
  • These visits also give the family caregiver(s) an opportunity to discuss problems in the individual’s care.

Eventually the person with dementia with Lewy bodies will become unable to care for himself or herself, or even to make decisions about his or her care.

  • It is best for the person to discuss future care arrangements with family members as early as possible, so that his or her wishes can be clarified and documented for the future.

Your health-care professional can advise you about legal arrangements that should be made to ensure that these wishes are observed.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies Prevention

There is no known way to prevent dementia with Lewy bodies. Being alert for symptoms and signs may allow earlier diagnosis and treatment. Appropriate treatment can slow or relieve symptoms in some people.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/6/2014
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Frederick Lewy first described Lewy bodies (LBs), cytoplasmic inclusions found in cells of the substantia nigra in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease, in 1914.

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