Dementia – Lewy bodies and Dementia

Dementia – Lewy bodies and Dementia 

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Dementia – Lewy bodies and Dementia

Alpha-synuclein is a protein that the gather what is referred to as Lewy bodies. Is Lewy bodies are found inside brain cells are people with dementia. Cause damage to the nerve cells stop them from working properly. The continued development of Lewy bodies within brain cells eventually causes the cells to die.There are similar symptoms between a person who has dementia with Lewy bodies and someone with Parkinson’s Disease. These include problems with movement as well as an increased of falling.

Frontotemporal dementia.

Frontotemporal dementia is characterized by the abnormal clumping of different proteins that include the tau protein in specific of the brain, namely the frontal and temporal lobes. Clumping results in cell death and brain scans demonstrate shrinking of these brains.