What is dementia with Lewy bodies? – Alzheimer’s Society

4 Feb, 2017 by

What is dementia with Lewy bodies? – Alzheimer’s Society

Dementia with Lewy bodies is a less common type of dementia. It is closely related to both Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. Lewy bodies are tiny clumps of protein that develop inside nerve cells. They prevent the cells from communicating properly by disrupting the important chemical messengers between them, eventually causing the cells to die.

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The Alzheimer’s Society is the leading support and research charity for people with dementia, their families and carers.

What is dementia?

The term ‘dementia’ is used to describe the symptoms that occur when the brain is affected by specific diseases and conditions. Symptoms of dementia include loss of memory, confusion and problems with speech and understanding.

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