a type of Dementia, a neurodegenerative condition which is diagnosed using the presence of abnormal proteins in the brain called Lewy bodies. Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia are similar to those of Parkinson's disease such as muscular rigidity and similar to those of Alzheimer's disease including loss of memory and acute confusion.

LEWY BODY DEMENTIA: "One type of Dementia, lewy body dementia, is diagnosed by the presence of excess proteins in the brain of patients which have been named lewy bodies."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "LEWY BODY DEMENTIA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/lewy-body-dementia/ (accessed September 16, 2021).