People with this type of dementia may also have issues with detecting smells.

The speed at which symptoms develop and worsen are unique to each individual with the disease.

Current research suggests that high blood pressure and high cholesterol could play a part in the development of dementia with Lewy bodies.

In addition, recent studies have found several genes linked to a higher risk of the disease.

While the disease doesn’t have a cure, drug treatments have been shown to improve some of the symptoms.

Drug treatments used include donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine, and memantine.

However, side effects can be likely, which is why close monitoring by a doctor is recommended.

Additional treatment options include physiotherapy, cognitive therapies, exercises and group activities.



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