Dementia with Lewy Bodies Medicine

Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) has no cure. Treatment involves managing symptoms.

Medicines used to treat Alzheimer disease (AD) and Parkinson disease (PD) may also be used to treat DLB. Other treatments, such as supportive care, physical therapy, psychotherapy, and behavioral interventions, may also be used.

It’s important that the healthcare provider treating a person with DLB be familiar with all aspects of the disease. Other specialists are often involved in care. Because DLB shares features with AD and PD, those features will need to be treated. Many people with DLB, however, can’t tolerate some of the medicines for AD or PD. Caution must be used when prescribing certain medicines for DLB.