Dementia with Lewy bodies is the second most frequent cause of hospitalization for dementia, after Alzheimer's disease. It consists of a set of disorders characterized by the development of abnormal proteinaceous cytoplasmic inclusions, called Lewy bodies, inside neurons and the degeneration of brain stem cells responsible for the manufacture of the neurotransmitter dopamine. The cerebral cortex also degenerates. ...


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... Dementia with Lewy bodies, the second most frequent cause of dementia in elderly adults, is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with abnormal structures (Lewy bodies) found in certain areas of the...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke


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