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Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) has no cure. Treatment for DLB involves addressing the symptoms. Medications most often used include Sinemet® and cholinesterase inhibitors, such as galantamine, rivastigmine and donepezil. Other treatments, such as supportive care, physical therapy, and behavioral interventions, may also be used.
It's important that the doctor treating DLB is familiar with all aspects of the disease, because other specialists are often involved. Because DLB shares features with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, those features will need to be treated. Many people with DLB, however, can't tolerate some of the medications for Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease, so, caution must be used when prescribing certain medications for DLB.