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Alzheimer's-like symptoms may not be Alzheimer's

Lewy body dementia is the most misdiagnosed dementia, affecting 1.3 million Americans. "Early and accurate diagnosis is critical," says one expert. "In fact, it may be life-saving. Unlike Alzheimer's disease, people with undiagnosed LBD may be exposed to medications that can be very harmful to them. Misdiagnosis or lack of diagnosis also delays comprehensive symptom management that could improve their quality of life."
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