Sunday, November 2, 2014

How is Lewy Body Dementia different from Alzheimer's?

I hear this question quite a bit and thought I would share this link to a helpful article:

In presentations I have heard by experts on this subject, the major difference is described this way:

"With Alzheimer's, information is not retained in memory.  It is not there to be accessed. With Parkinson's and Lewy Body dementia (the category of cognition/memory related problems that sometimes occurs with PD), information is received and stored in memory, but the brain has trouble retrieving it"

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