NIHR Newcastle Biomedical Research Unit in Lewy Body Dementia

Clinical Studies

patient talking to nurseDementia with Lewy bodies (LBD) presents as a primary dementing disorder which is frequently misdiagnosed because of the variable pattern of clinical symptoms. 

LBD is a complex neurodegenerative disease, which represent considerable diagnostic and management challenges.  Through our clinical studies the BRU will therefore improve the early and accurate diagnosis, enhance the understanding of disease course and potential modifiers, identify the pathophysiology of key symptoms, and evaluate the effects of novel treatments.

Our new cohort studies will use newly developed inventories to assess prodromal symptoms of LBDs in patients entering care pathways through memory assessment, movement disorder and general medicine/delirium clinical services.