What are the comorbidities associated with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Howard A Crystal, MD; Chief Editor: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA  more...
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The following morbidities are associated with DLB:

  • With severe disease, patients may experience swallowing problems that can lead to impaired nutrition

  • Patients are at risk for falls because of impaired mobility and balance

  • Because of prolonged bed rest, patients are at risk for decubitus ulcers

  • Dysphagia and immobility also can lead to pneumonia


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