What is Lewy Body Dementia

Everything You Need to Know about Lewy Body Dementia

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Everything You Need to Know about Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of dementia, affecting approximately 1.4 million Americans. It is characterized by abnormal deposits of lpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. These deposits, called Lewy bodies, can lead to problems with thinking, movement, behavior, and mood. Visual hallucinations are also a common symptom, and tend to happen early in the progression of the disease.

 

Everything You Need to Know about Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of dementia, affecting approximately 1.4 million Americans. It is characterized by abnormal deposits of lpha-synuclein proteins in the brain. These deposits, called Lewy bodies, can lead to problems with thinking, movement, behavior, and mood. Visual hallucinations are also a common symptom, and tend to happen early in the progression of the disease.

 

In this guide, you will learn:

  • What is Lewy body dementia (LBD)?
  • The difference between Lewy body dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
  • The link between Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia
  • How doctors diagnose Lewy body dementia
  • The progression of Lewy body dementia
  • Treatment approaches for Lewy body dementia
  • and more