Lewy Body Dementia is sometimes called “Alzheimer’s cousin”. Like Alzheimer’s it is an incurable brain disease that steadily whittles away most sufferers’ cognitive functions including their ability to focus, sleep well, or walk normally. Those with advanced LBD may have trouble swallowing liquids and solids.
Currently LBD affects about 1.4 million Americans. Both radio and TV personality Casey Kasem and Oscar® winning actor Robin Williams had LBD, and legendary Chicago Blackhawks coach Stan Matika was recently diagnosed with it.
LBD has no cure and the best medicine can presently do is relieve symptoms and alleviate patient suffering. The one thing doctors never see is a person with advanced LBD who can hardly walk or talk begin doing so. This all changed after 76 year old Canadian Arthur Rechlo had an experimental treatment in Mexico.