Lewy body dementia

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Lewy body dementia
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Also known as Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) the condition gradually deteriorates over several years and usually affects people aged 65 or over.

Symptoms include problems with understanding, memory, thinking and judgement – hallucinations – unsteadiness, fainting and falling over – disturbed sleep with violent movements and shouting out – confusion and slow movement.

The average survival rate is around 6-12 years, but some people live for much longer.

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