What Are the Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia?

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Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the second most common type of progressive dementia. In fact, it usually happens to people who are 50 or over. Like other types of dementia, LBD causes changes in many aspects, such as thinking, mood, movement, and sleep. As a result, these problems can keep you from doing everyday tasks or taking care of yourself. The following are some common symptoms, including: Thinking Skills:
  • Trouble making decisions, multitasking, planning, or remembering
  • Losing concentration
  • Hallucinations
Movement:
  • Shuffling or slow walk
  • Balance problems or falling a lot
  • Stiff muscles
  • Tremors or shaking hands
  • Stooped posture
Sleep:
  • Rapid eye movement
  • Sleeping a lot during the daytime (as much as 2 hours every day)
  • Trouble falling or staying asleep
Mood:
  • Depression or lack of interest
  • Anxiety
  • Delusions, such as thinking a relative or friend is an imposter
Finally, sorry to say that up to now, there’s no cure for Lewy body dementia. But there are ways to ease symptoms. So once you notice the early symptoms, seek help from a doctor as soon as possible.   Keywords: lewy dementia symptoms, symptoms dementia lewy bodies
How do u take care of someone who is Bi-Polar...& has LBD....very difficult to handle...older male
I know it's hard to deal with this. Since it's long to say the specific tips. I find some detailed materials for you. I hope this can help you.
www.helpguide.org/articles/bipolar-disorder/helping-someone-with-bipolar-disorder.htm
www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20475967,00.html?slide=69078#69078
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