Dementia with Lewy body
Lewy body is also known as dementia with Lewy bodies, with Lewy body dementia is the second most common type of progressive dementia after Alzheimer's disease dementia. Protein deposits, called Lewy bodies, develop in nerve cells in the brain regions involved in thinking, memory and movement (motor control).
Lewy body dementia is also causes a progressive decline in mental abilities. The people with Lewy body dementia may experience visual hallucinations and changes in the alertness and attention and other effects include Parkinson's disease-like symptoms such as rigid muscles, slow movement and tremors.