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Were you looking for information about Lewy Body Dementia? Louie body dementia is a common misspelling of Lewy body dementia.
 
Lewy body dementia is a type of progressive dementia that takes its name from Lewy bodies, which are abnormal structures found in some nerve cells in the brain of people with this form of dementia. Symptoms may begin with visual hallucinations. Other symptoms associated with this type of dementia may include acute confusion, tremor, and memory loss.
 
The symptoms of Lewy body dementia are often similar to those seen with Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. In fact, doctors are not yet certain if this type of dementia is a distinct condition or a variant of Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease. While there is no cure for Lewy body dementia, certain medications may help in the management of symptoms.
 
(Click Lewy Body Dementia for more details about Lewy bodies, as well as a discussion of specific medications used in the treatment of this form of dementia. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for more information.)
 
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