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The Differences Between Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's

Posted on January 17, 2019

In people with Parkinson's disease -- a motor disorder -- many people will not experience cognitive decline. However, others will go on to develop dementia and will experience cognitive decline. This happens when proteins in the brain build up into clusters called Lewy bodies. You can read more about the differences between Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's here.

On MyParkinsonsTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with Parkinson's, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. The differences between Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's are one of the most discussed topics.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about the differences between Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinsons:

PD or LBD?

Is it normal for someone with PD and Dementia to sleep most of the day?

If anyone has Lewy Body do you feel any differences in yourself?

Here are some conversations about the differences between Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinsons:

"I am trying to see if anyone has had a similar things happen to their loved ones."

"He has Parkinson's along with Lewy Bodies dementia. Feeling helpless to help him."

"My husband has Parkinsonism and dementia. I just learned the type of dementia he has is Lewey Body Dementia."

"These gloomy days are hell for him. I try to keep the house bright and happy."

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyParkinsonsTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

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