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The Little-Known Aging Illness That Needs More Awareness.

When the legendary radio personality Casey Kasem died, his obituary said he'd suffered from Lewy Body disease. "Lewy-what?" most people wondered. But I knew first-hand, watching my mother decline from this little-known, but most common, type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

Since Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s appear to have a common inflammatory basis (J Mrak RE1 and Griffin WS. “Common inflammatory mechanisms in Lewy body disease and Alzheimer disease.” Neuropathol Exp Neurol. 2007 66(8):683-6), it would make sense that an anti-inflammatory diet and high-dose fish oil would be the best way to manage both conditions.

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