Lewy body dementia

Simplified definition

A neurodegenerative disease characterized by the accumulation, inside brain cells, of a protein called alpha-synuclein causing language, memory, and reasoning disorders, as well as the loss of other mental functions.

Source: Houria Aiouaz, for Alzheimer Foundation

Referenced definition

“A dementia with an onset typically after the age of 60 that is marked by the presence of Lewy bodies in the cytoplasm of cortical neurons and is characterized chiefly by a progressive decline in cognitive functioning, fluctuations in attention and alertness, recurrent visual hallucinations, and parkinsonian symptoms (such as tremor and muscle rigidity)”

Source: Merriam-Webster. Lewy body disease. [Internet]. [cited on May 12, 2023]. 


“Interventions used in other forms of dementia may help people living with Lewy body dementia. It’s important to work with a specialist familiar with the many aspects of the disease.”

Source: Johns Hopkins Medicine. Lewy body dementia (LBD). [Internet]. [cited on May 12, 2023]. 


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