What is lewy body dementia lbd is a chronic neurodegenerative cognitive disorder and is the 3rd most common form of dementia 3 unlike most other forms of dementia people with lbd have lewy bodies in the brain lewy bodies are abnormally folded proteins found in the nerve cells of the brain 2 patients with lbd may experience memory cognitive problems visual hallucinations and . Lewy body dementia also known as dementia with lewy bodies is the second most common type of progressive dementia after alzheimers disease dementia protein deposits called lewy bodies develop in nerve cells in the brain regions involved in thinking memory and movement motor control. Many experts now believe that lewy body dementia and parkinsons disease dementia are two different expressions of the same underlying problems with brain processing of the protein alpha synuclein but most experts recommend continuing to diagnose lewy body dementia and parkinsons dementia as separate disorders. Dementia with lewy bodies dlb a degenerative neurologic disease marked by a constellation of movement and non movement symptoms including dementia and associated with the presence of lewy bodies in the brain in this disease dementia develops early on in the course of the disease
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