Detecting and Treating Lewy Body Dementia

Misdiagnosis leaves people at risk of serious medication side effects

Lewy body dementia (LBD) affects about 1.4 million Americans, according to the Lewy Body Dementia Association. This makes it one of the most common causes of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—but even so, it frequently is misdiagnosed, and this leaves people with the condition vulnerable to potentially deadly medication side effects. Mount Sinai geriatrician […]


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