Lewy Body Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia Facts

  • Like Alzheimer’s, Lewy Body Dementia is a progressive brain disorder
  • Lewy Body Dementia is the second most common form of dementia
  • About 1.4 million individuals are affected by LBD

Brain Changes in Lewy Body Dementia

  • In Lewy Body Dementia, “Lewy bodies”, or abnormal clumps of protein, form between brain cells
  • Lewy bodies accumulate in areas of the brain that control behavior, movement, and thinking

Signs and Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia

  • Common signs and symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia include visual hallucinations, behavioral changes, REM sleep behavior disorder (acting out dreams), and movement issues known as parkinsonism
  • Memory and cognitive issues tend to be recognizable after the individual experiences hallucinations and behavioral changes