Diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies receives funding boost

A trial to speed up and improve diagnosis rates for dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is one of 21 pioneering research projectsto receive a share of £22 million of Government funding. DLB accounts for up to 20 per cent of all cases, yet only one in three are actually diagnosed. The trial aims to produce a comprehensive toolkit for GPs to make spotting the signs of the disease easier and improve diagnosis rates.