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by James E. Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., and Meera Balasubramaniam, M.D
After Alzheimer's disease, Lewy body dementia (LBD) is the most prevalent progressive dementia. Many of the symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and LBD overlap, making LBD difficult to diagnose. Underdiagnosis is just part of the reason why LBD is not better known to the public and health-care providers, and why funding for research lags far behind that for almost every other cognitive disorder. From Cerebrum, our online magazine of ideas.