Other Dementias

Understanding Memory Loss


What’s the difference between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems? Find out about memory problems, including Alzheimer's disease and dementia, and how to get help for serious memory loss.

NIH offers new resources on Lewy body dementia and dementia research

Dementia, a loss of cognitive functioning that interferes with independent living, has many possible causes. Two new publications from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explore the topic:



The National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke thank the following people for their contributions to the vision and creation of this booklet:

Lisa Snyder, MSW, LCSW
Director, Quality of Life Programs
Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center
University of California, San Diego



Find resources for Lewy body dementia such as general information, support services, and diagnosis and treatment centers.

Research—The Road Ahead


Learn how scientists studying Lewy body dementia seek to understand its many aspects and how it relates to Alzheimer’s and other brain disorders.

Caring for a Person with Lewy Body Dementia


Caregivers of people with Lewy body dementia, get support to maintain your health and well-being. You can help children and teens cope, too.

Advice for People Living with Lewy Body Dementia


Getting help from family, friends, and professionals ensures the best possible quality of life for a person with Lewy body dementia.

Treatment and Management


Treatment for Lewy body dementia may include medications, physical and other therapy, and counseling. Use certain drugs with caution.



See a neurologist or other medical specialist to get the right tests for diagnosing Lewy body dementia (Lewy body disease).

Common Symptoms


Do you know the symptoms of Lewy body dementia? They may include cognitive and movement symptoms, sleep disturbances, and mood changes.

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