Lewy body dementia care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic doctors and researchers have extensive experience comprehensively evaluating and treating people with Lewy body dementia. Your care team of experts works together to provide you the best possible care — and you benefit from each specialist's knowledge and experience.

Doctors trained in nervous system conditions (neurologists), nervous system and mental health conditions (neuropsychologists), nervous system conditions and imaging (neuroradiologists), mental health conditions (psychiatrists), sleep medicine, and physical medicine and rehabilitation work together to evaluate and treat your condition.

Your doctors will develop an appropriate treatment program to meet your specific needs and to help you manage Lewy body dementia.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Mayo Clinic researchers study risk factors, diagnostic techniques and potential treatments for Lewy body dementia, Alzheimer's disease and other conditions to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and the latest treatment options.

Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic doctors have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating Lewy body dementia and other types of dementia. Each year, our specialists treat more than 500 people with Lewy body dementia.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Aug. 09, 2017
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