The Disorders

Pre-dementia disorders

Depending on where the Lewy bodies are in the brain, a person can have any or all of the following pre-dementia disorders:

Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the umbrella term for two types of dementia:


LBD can also accompany other dementia's, especially these two:

Common Symptoms:

Symptoms depend on where the Lewy bodies are in the brain. Even then, every person's experience will be unique. No two will have the same set of symptoms, although some are common to all Lewy body disorders:

Drug Sensitivity:

Drug sensitivity is a symptom that appears more often as Lewy bodies increase. It causes certain drugs to act as an overdose. It can also make Lewy body-related symptoms worse instead of better. For more about this very serious symptom, click here.

Common Treatment:

Although treatment for all Lewy body disorders depends on the disorder and the symptoms, some drugs and most non-drug options are generally helpful. For more information, click here.

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