Lewy Body Dementia diagnosis in three minutes

Written by Alice Weatherston

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is difficult to diagnose as there are limited options or techniques for assessing many of the behavioral and cognitive symptoms of the disease. However, research recently released by Florida Atlantic University (FL, USA) has demonstrated a potential new method for effectively diagnosing LBD and Parkinson’s disease dementia. The new technique, termed the ‘Lewy Body Composite Risk Score’ (LBCRS) was recently presented in a study published in Alzheimer’s & Dementia. The LBCRS is a rating scale designed to be completed by a clinician in order to successfully assess the key symptoms associated with the pathologies of each...

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