Lewy body dementia is a complex disorder characterized by progressive cognitive decline and problems with movement, behavior, and mood. It is one of the most common causes of dementia, after Alzheimer's disease and vascular disease. This publication is meant to help people with Lewy body dementia, their families, and professionals learn about this disease and resources for coping. It explains what is known about the different types of Lewy body dementia and how they are diagnosed. Information about the treatment and management of this disease, with practical advice for both people with Lewy body dementia and their caregivers is provided. Sources of additional information are included.
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This booklet is designed to help people with frontotemporal disorders and their families learn more about these conditions and resources for coping.