What Are the Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia?

Q:
What are the symptoms of lewy body dementia?

A:
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.

 

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