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Lewy Bodies Dementia (LBD) Topic Guide

Lewy Bodies Dementia (LBD) Lewy Bodies Dementia (LBD): Dementia with Lewy bodies or Lewy body dementia is the name for a group of in which dementia is caused by the presence of Lewy bodies in the brain. The cause of formations of Lewy bodies in the brain is not known. Symptoms of dementia with lewy bodies include recent loss of memory, difficulty conentrating or paying attention, misperceptions of space and time, the inability to think or reason, anbnormal movements of Parkinson's disease, depression, delusions, agitation, and unexplained fainting. Treatment of dementia with Lewy bodies is focused on lifestyle changes, care for the individual with dementia with Lewy bodies, and medicaiton to manage symptoms.

Lewy Bodies Dementia (LBD) Topic Guide - Visuals

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Lewy Bodies Dementia (LBD) Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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galantamine Galantamine

Galantamine improves the function of nerve cells in the brain. It works by preventing the breakdown of a chemical called acetylcholine (ah see til KO leen). ...learn more »

rivastigmine Rivastigmine

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia caused by Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease...learn more »

ropinirole (oral) Ropinirole (oral)

Ropinirole has some of the same effects as a chemical called dopamine, which occurs naturally in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associate...learn more »

pramipexole (oral) Pramipexole (oral)

Pramipexole has some of the same effects as a chemical called dopamine, which occurs naturally in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associat...learn more »

donepezil (oral) Donepezil (oral)

Donepezil is used to help improve mental function in people with Alzheimer's disease...learn more »

carbidopa and levodopa Carbidopa And Levodopa

Carbidopa and levodopa is a combination medicine used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as muscle stiffness, tremors, spasms, and poor muscle co...learn more »

venlafaxine Venlafaxine

Venlafaxine is a selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRIs) antidepressant. Venlafaxine affects chemicals in the brain that may be un...learn more »

paroxetine Paroxetine

Paroxetine is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Paroxetine affects chemicals in the brain that m...learn more »

sertraline Sertraline

Sertraline is an antidepressant in a group of drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Sertraline affects chemicals in the brain that m...learn more »

fluoxetine Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI) antidepressant. Fluoxetine affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people wi...learn more »

carbidopa Carbidopa

Carbidopa is used with another medicine called levodopa to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (stiffness, tremors, spasms, poor muscle control). Symp...learn more »

haloperidol Haloperidol

Haloperidol is an antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in your brain...learn more »