Ted Turner has Lewy body dementia, but what is that?

Published: October 3rd, 2018

Category: Researchers in the Spotlight

MA2Following Ted Turner’s recent announcement that he’s battling Lewy body dementia, or LBD, Melissa Armstrong, M.D., M.Sc., director of the Mangurian Clinical-Research Center for Lewy Body and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia at the Fixel Center for Neurological Diseases at UF Health, published an article in The Conversation explaining the disease, its diagnosis and research surrounding it.

The disease is frequently unrecognized even by doctors, despite the fact that Lewy body dementia is the second most common dementia, Armstrong explains.

UF Health was recently named a Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence — one of only 24 in the U.S. Click here to learn more about this designation.

Click here to read Dr. Armstrong’s article in The Conversation.