Lewy body disease

This disease is still very little known...

This disease was discovered in 1960 and accurately described in the mid-1990s. Lewy body disease affects several parts of the brain. The many symmetrical features make life difficult for the patient and his or her loved ones.

What are the symptoms?

Cognitive problems may include difficulties with logical reasoning and problem solving, memory, attention, and sometimes visual and auditory hallucinations. The ill person may also have behavioural and mood disorders. They may become agitated, anxious, apathetic, depressed, even paranoid and delusional. There are also motor disorders. In particular at the level of writing and balance. Falls may be quite frequent, expression may be frozen or there may be a drop in the intensity of the voice.

The causes are still poorly understood. However, it is not necessarily hereditary as in Alzheimer's disease.

Unfortunately, there is to date no cure. Those prescribed are intended to manage the symptoms.

The diagnosis is made through neuro-psychological tests.

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