Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

Amanda Denny

Posted by Amanda Denny on March 6, 2018

Lewy body dementia (LBD) or dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a progressive brain disorder in which Lewy bodies (abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein) build up in areas of the brain that regulate behavior, cognition, and movement. These Lewy body proteins are found in an area of the brain stem where they deplete the neurotransmitter dopamine, causing Parkinsonian symptoms.

Topics: Dementia Home Care, Lewy Body Dementia