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Did you know that Lewy Body dementia is now the second most common type of dementia? One of the reasons for the surge into second place over multi-infarct dementia, is that it wasn't clearly recognized and diagnosed prior to this. Many times Lewy Body dementia was thought to be Parkinson's dementia, or just received a generic "dementia" label. We now know that it's crucial to have the diagnosis of Lewy Body dementia either confirmed or ruled out. Why is that? It's because some of the medications used to treat behavior problems in other types of dementia can actually make Lewy Body dementia worse, and they may die earlier. There is an excellent website by the Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc. at www.lewybodydementia.org.

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