What Is Lewy Body Dementia And What Are Its Symptoms?


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Lewy Body Dementia is a common type of progressive dementia and some of its common symptoms include staring into space, constant tiredness and disorganised speech. Hallucinations are also another symptom as is the loss of spontaneous movement.
The condition gets its name from the fact that the symptoms are caused by a build up of Lewy Bodies. These Lewy Bodies are basically bits of alpha-synuclein proteins which have built up inside the part of the brain which is responsible for the memory. It is sometimes extremely difficult to make a proper diagnosis of this type of dementia as it is so similar to both Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Usually the condition affects people spontaneously and there is never usually a family link. However, there are some uncommon cases where more than one person within a family has had the condition, but usually it is uncommon. Your doctor will be able to give you more information on the condition if you feel you or anybody else that you know is suffering from the symptoms mentioned.

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