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What’s the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease & Lewy Body Dementia?

Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia (LBD) are both types of dementia. They have several similarities, but there are also some clear differences between the two diseases. Although LBD is the second-most-common kind of dementia after Alzheimer’s, it’s usually misidentified. it’s caused when abnormal protein particles are known as Lewy bodies (named once Frederic H. Lewy, who discovered them in 1912) accumulate within the brain. Lewy body protein deposits disrupt the brain’s normal functioning.

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, LBD has 3 distinctive features that eventually become apparent:

●Fluctuating alertness and attention that may resemble delirium.

●Visual hallucinations.

●Parkinson’s-like symptoms, like balance issues, rigidity and tremors, and a flat affect. (Lewy bodies conjointly show up in individuals with Parkinson’s, although they affect a different area of the brain.)

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