What is Lewy Body Dementia?

Lewy Body Dementia is a disease associated with abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the brain. These deposits affect chemicals in the brain whose changes can lead to problems with thinking, movement, behavior, and mood. Diagnosing Lewy Body Dementia can be challenging. The most common symptoms of Lewy Body Dementia include changes in cognition, movement, sleep, and behavior. Although their is no cure for Lewy Body Dementia there are various treatment plans that can mitigate symptoms. Individuals with Lewy Body Dementia should meet with a skilled care team to discover ways to improve their quality of life. At A Caring Hand Services, we offer Alzheimer’s and Dementia care. For more information call us at (212) 828-4545.