Lewy body Dementia
Lewy body is also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, with Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer’s disease dementia. Protein deposits, called Ley bodies, develop in nerve cells in the brain regions involved in memory and movement (motor control). People with Lewy body dementia have a progressive decline in their memory and ability to think; similar to Alzheimer’s disease .Yet, the cognitive alertness or ability of a person with Lewy body dementia is more likely to fluctuate from one moment to the next, which is not like Alzheimer’s disease. They also often have visual hallucinations (seeing things that aren’t there) and delusions (believing something that is not true). On the surface, people with Lewy body dementia often have problems with movement that resemble Parkinson’s disease. This is because the same structures of the brain are affected in Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s disease.
- Causes of Lewy Body Dementia
- Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia
- Diagnosing Lewy Body
- Dementia Cholinesterase Inhibitors
- Diagnosing dementia (general)
- Treating dementia