One of our local Lewy Body Dementia caregiver support group members shared this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute. The one-minute audio snippet is about Dementia with Lewy Bodies and REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD). The Mayo neuroscientist speaking is Melissa Murray, PhD.
Dr. Murray’s research shows that in men, RBD is five times more likely to be seen in Dementia with Lewy Bodies.
The point made in the article is that if dementia is present, clinicians should screen for RBD.