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Is It Possible That You’ve Received a Parkinson’s Misdiagnosis?

Posted on April 4th, by Mark Winter in Aging, Caregivers, Dementia, Parkinson's. No Comments

Learn from the elder care team in Marin County about a common cause of Parkinson’s misdiagnosis.

Every year, thousands of American seniors are told they have Parkinson’s disease when they actually have received a Parkinson’s misdiagnosis. For many of these patients, the correct diagnosis is a very similar but not as well-known disease: dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

Dementia with Lewy bodies affects around 1.4 million Americans, as reported by the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA). That approximation may very well be too low considering that a number of people who’ve been inaccurately identified as having Parkinson’s still have not been given the correct diagnosis.

Both dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) are considered Lewy body dementias, but there are differences. The most significant difference is in the “one-year rule” associated with cognitive symptoms. People with Parkinson’s disease … Read More »






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