Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is the third most common form of Dementia. Every 15 out of 100 people with dementia will have dementia caused by DLB. Clumps of proteins build up inside nerve cells, these are called Lewy Bodies.

Symptoms

  • Changes in alertness, attention and confusion which can change from hour to hour or day to day
  • Parkinsons Disease type symptoms (slowed movement, muscle stiffness and tremors)
  • Visual hallucinations, seeing things that are not actually there
  • Sleep disturbances, acting of dreams or shouting out in sleep
  • Fainting, unsteadiness and falls