Common Features/Symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia
aka Dementia with Lewy bodies
Associated with Lewy bodies, which are abnormal protein deposits that form clumps in the brain and disrupt brain signals.
Important Notes: People with Lewy Body Dementia tend to be extremely sensitive to antipsychotic medications. In fact, 60% of people with Lewy Body Dementia experience worsening Parkinson-like symptoms, sedation, impaired swallowing, or neuroleptic malignant syndrome—which is basically where the person develops a fever, increased rigidity, and a breakdown of their muscles and leads to kidney failure, which can be life-threatening.
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