Dementia With Lewy Bodies (cont.)
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After DLB has been diagnosed and treatment begun, the individual requires regular check-ups with his or her health care provider.
Eventually the person with DLB will become unable to care for himself or herself, or even to make decisions about his or her care.
Your health care provider can advise you about legal arrangements that should be made to ensure that these wishes are observed.
There is no known way to prevent DLB. 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
Howard A Crystal, MD
Nicholas Y Lorenzo, MD
Mary L Windle, PharmD
Helmi L Lutsep, MD
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