What’s the Second Most Common Type of Progressive Dementia?
Oct 22, 2014 02:00PM ● Published by Cate Reynolds
According to the Alzheimer’s Association, people with DLB have some of the symptoms common in Alzheimer’s but are more likely to have initial or early symptoms of sleep disturbances, well-formed visual hallucinations, and slowness of gait imbalance or other parkinsonian movement features. These symptoms can manifest without signs of memory impairment.
Some other diseases may mimic dementia as part of the symptoms, but those effects can be reversed with treatment. No actual dementia can yet be reversed. And this includes Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.