Tag Archives: Body

Searching for Words and Answers: A Couple’s Lewy Body Dementia Experience

Randal G. was always a strong public speaker. “I was a person used to giving an hour-long presentation to 400 people with minimal notes. Everything flowed,” Randal says. But in 2011, when he was 55 years old, something changed. During a speech for his consulting business, he couldn’t find the right words to say. He… Read More »

Lewy Body Dementia Research Seeks Faster, Earlier Diagnosis

Imagine driving and forgetting where you’re going. Or feeling tremors in your hands when you try to pick up something. Imagine seeing someone or something that’s not there. These are possible signs of Lewy body dementia (LBD), a complicated memory and movement disease affecting more than 1 million Americans. LBD is associated with abnormal brain… Read More »

Cell injection could train the body not to reject organ transplants

By Clare Wilson People with organ transplants currently have to take drugs to stop the donor organ being rejectedCraig Stennett/Alamy A one-off injection of cells could be a long-sought solution to the problem of the body rejecting an organ transplant. The first person who may have benefited from this approach is an Italian man who… Read More »