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Mayo Clinic Minute: What is Lewy Body Dementia?

lewy-bodyDementia with Lewy bodies is a disease that can be tricky to diagnose. That's because symptoms are often similar to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Mayo Clinic experts say an accurate diagnosis is important, as some treatments for other types of dementia may worsen symptoms of Lewy body disease. A new Mayo Clinic study published in the online issue of Neurology describes how parts of the brain can act as clues to help determine if people with memory problems are more likely to develop Lewy body disease versus Alzheimer's disease.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Brad Boeve about differences between Lewy body disease and other forms of dementia.

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke

Kelley Luedke is a Marketing Channel Manager at Mayo Clinic Laboratories. She is the principle editor and writer of Insights and leads social media and direct marketing strategy. Kelley has worked at Mayo Clinic since 2013. Outside of work, you can find Kelley running, traveling, playing with her kitty, and exploring new foods.