Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy body dementia is a condition that closely resembles two other conditions, Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Because of its similarity to these other more common diseases, Lewy body dementia oftentimes goes undiagnosed by medical providers who may be unfamiliar with the condition. Lewy body dementia is also difficult to diagnose because the symptoms present themselves differently in each person. In order to receive a clear diagnosis, individuals should be seen by medical professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of dementias.
To learn more about Lewy body dementia, please visit the Lewy Body Dementia Association’s website.
Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence
UNC Neurology has been named a LBDA Research Center of Excellence (RCOE) by the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA), the leading advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness and advancing research about Lewy body dementia (LBD). Coordinated by Mayo Clinic, this collaboration features 25 preeminent academic medical research centers across the United States.
The LBDA RCOE program provides a centralized, coordinated research resource, supporting an expanded effort in conducting clinical trials related to LBD while helping to provide expert clinical care for patients, families and caregivers.
Lewy body dementia community education and support facilitator, Pat Snyder, has created a YouTube channel with short, informative videos on a variety of topics for caregivers of patients with Lewy body dementia.