The Dementia With Lewy Bodies Program
at the UCSD Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
What is Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB)?
Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is one of the more common types of dementia in people over 65. Progressive decline in thinking is a defining feature of the illness. Other key features include waxing and waning attention or alertness, unusual visual experiences, and motor problems like rigidity or stiffness. Unfortunately, DLB is frequently MISDIAGNOSED as Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Accurate diagnosis is important for improving disease management.