Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a degenerative condition with many similarities to Alzheimer's disease, but it takes hold much more quickly. Dementia develops as nerve cells die or deteriorate, and doctors do not yet know what causes the condition. There is no cure for LBD, but medication can help moderate some of the symptoms. Lewy body dementia is difficult to identify, but a combination of symptoms can assist doctors in their diagnosis.
A significant decline in one's ability to concentrate is a classic Lewy body dementia symptom. Though it is common for older adults to find concentration and focusing more difficult than before, in people with LBD the difference is prominent. In many cases, individuals will find they have no trouble concentrating on a complex assignment but have difficulty focusing on a simple task.
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