Hello everyone, For years we’ve been told mum has Alzheimer’s, which I think is the general term used for dementia. Now that mum’s in hospital we’ve only just been told by a professor of neurology that the form of dementia mum has is lewy body dementia – apparently second most common form of dementia after alzheimers. Looking it up on the internet it describes my mum down to a tee. We were also always told she has Parkinsons too, now it seems Lewybody is associated with parkinsons symptoms - which is different! I'm just a bit confused and worried. Does this mean that the medication my mum has been on for AD and parkinsons has done little to benefit her all these years? She was on Aricept from day one, which was supposed to have slowed down the progression of the disease, however, mum is in the advanced stages of dementia after only a few years and now seriously ill in hospital. I do wonder if these drugs have done more harm than good if the diagnosis hasn't been completely accurate??? Lewy body is not too different from AD, but am still a bit confused. Does anyone know much about this?