LBD: Lewy Body Dementia
Lewy Body is a pathological term just as an Alzheimer's and is the second most common degenerative disease which causes dementia next to Alzheimer's disease, according to Dr. Brad Herskowitz, Neurologist at Baptist Health Neuroscience.
It generally occurs in men over 60, says the specialist. Family history is an important factor to take into account, because if the patient has a family history with Lewy body that portends a prognosis.
It also has other features which differ from Alzheimer's: Parkinson disease or Parkinsonism where the patient has the tremor and the shuffle gates.
Both disorders are untreatable without a cure.