What is dementia with Lewy bodies?

Dementia with Lewy Bodies is a common form of dementia but many people have never heard of it.

The person’s short-term memory may be not be affected to begin with and their abilities may vary from day to day.

Its symptoms aren’t as easy to identify as Alzheimer’s disease, so it can be hard to diagnose. Symptoms that might make a doctor think that someone has dementia with Lewy Bodies are:

  • Hallucinations
  • Fluctuating cognition
  • Symptoms similar to Parkinson’s disease.

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