Neurodegeneration and Neuronal Fluctuations in Dementia with Lewy Bodies


This study wants to understand how dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) changes brain wave and muscle activity during movement. EEG records electrical activity in the brain (brain waves) from a cap we put on your head. We are looking for people who are either healthy older adults or individuals diagnosed with DLB to participate. The goal is to see if this test can help separate people with DLB from healthy older adults. This test could help diagnose and treat DLB.


To participate, you must be:

  • 60-90 years-old
  • A healthy older adult (without a brain disease) OR a person diagnosed with DLB who is also participating in the 1Florida ADRC study (
  • Fluent in English


Participants will do one in-person study visit at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. The study visit should last less than 2.5 hours. Participants will do a simple movement (squeezing a handheld box). During the movement, participants are monitored by EEG (measuring brain waves) and EMG (measuring muscle activity). Participants will also answer short questionnaires.

Contact Information

Marissa Schauder
(352) 294-1771

Study Information Flyer

EEG Recruitment Flyer – People with DLB

EEG Recruitment Flyer – Healthy Adults

Principal Investigator

Shannon Chiu, MD