Lewy Body Dementia
Most experts estimate that Lewy body dementia is the third most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, accounting for 5 to 10 percent of cases.
Symptoms of Lewy body dementia include:
- Changes in thinking and reasoning.
- Confusion and alertness that varies significantly from one time of day to another or from one day to the next.
- Slowness, gait imbalance and other Parkinsonian movement features.
- Well-formed visual hallucinations.
- Trouble interpreting visual information.
- Sleep disturbances.
- Malfunctions of the “automatic” (autonomic) nervous system.
- Memory loss that may be significant but less prominent than in Alzheimer’s.
For more information please visit: Lewy Body Dementia Association https://www.lbda.org/