Lewy Body Dementia

Discovering Hope in Advanced Care for Lewy Body Dementia

Experience comprehensive care and support for Lewy Body Dementia at IBS Hospital. Our multidisciplinary team is dedicated to providing expert medical guidance and personalized attention, ensuring the well-being of patients and their families. From cutting-edge treatments to compassionate support, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life for individuals living with Lewy Body Dementia.

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What is Lewy Body Dementia?

Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) is linked to alpha-synuclein protein build-up, leading to Lewy Bodies that disrupt brain chemicals, causing thinking, behaviour, and movement abnormalities.

Recognising the Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia

Common symptoms associated with Lewy Body dementia include:

  • Visual hallucinations 
  • Muscle rigidity 
  • Bradykinesia 
  • Tremors 
  • Orthostatic hypotension 
  • Urinary and bowel incontinence 
  • Lack of attentiveness and motivation 
  • Loss of memory 
What causes Lewy Body Dementia?

Lewy Body Dementia is caused by the development of abnormal protein deposits called Lewy bodies in nerve cells. The exact cause is not known, but it has been linked to factors like:

  • Advancing age, with people above 60 at higher risk
  • Gender, with men being more susceptible than women
  • Family history of Lewy Body Dementia or Parkinson’s disease
Diagnosis of Lewy Body Dementia

Diagnosis of Lewy body dementia involves the assessment of gradual decline in a person’s thinking ability and the prevalence of at least two of the following symptoms:

  • Visual hallucinations
  • Problems related to alertness and thinking 
  • Symptoms associated with Parkinson’s 
  • Sleep disorder 

 Other tests that may be recommended for confirming the diagnosis include:

  • Neurological and physical assessment 
  • Psychological evaluation
  • Sleep evaluation 
  • Blood analysis 
  • Brain scans like PET, SPECT
Management / Treatment of Lewy Body Dementia at IBS Hospital

At IBS Hospital, we offer treatments for patients with Lewy Body Dementia that align with those recommended for Parkinson’s disease dementia. These treatments include:

  • Cholinesterase inhibitors to address hallucinations, sleep-related issues, and behavioural abnormalities.
  • Carbidopa-levodopa for managing movement-related problems and slowing down their progression.
  • Deep brain stimulation to enhance brain signal transmission and alleviate symptoms.

Our team of experts that make it possible

Meet the team of highly specialised and experienced neurosurgeons, neurologists, orthopedicians, and other experts in the field of neurology and spine care. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised and compassionate care to each patient, with the goal of helping them achieve the best possible outcomes.


IBS Hospital Empowers Your Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology

We continuously incorporate cutting-edge technologies from around the world into our offerings, such as a surgical system that allows for precise and confident complex procedures. We use magnetic stimulation to treat certain neurological conditions and create personalised brain maps for tailored treatment plans. Nerve monitoring during surgeries ensures the nervous system is not compromised, and a robotic exoskeleton aids in mobility issues. Our goal at IBS Hospital is to provide the best care possible, utilising the latest and most innovative technologies available.

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