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Lewy body dementia is named for Lewy bodies, which are abnormal structures found in some nerve cells in the brain of people with this form of dementia. It is not yet known for certain if Lewy body dementia is a distinct condition or a variant of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. Symptoms associated with this type of dementia are similar to those seen with Alzheimer's or Parkinson's and may include loss of spontaneous movement, acute confusion, rigidity, and memory loss. There is no cure for Lewy body dementia; treatment often involves various medications that help address the patient's symptoms. People with Lewy body dementia live an average of seven years after symptoms begin.
(Click Lewy Body Dementia to read more about how this form of dementia affects the brain, including more detailed information about symptoms associated with Lewy body dementia and the drugs doctors now use to treat them.)