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What predisposes someone to Lewy body dementia?

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Dr. Elizabeth Morgan
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: Lewy Body risk

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About 10% of cases are a familial variant and are directly inherited from one parent. The rest may be related to a combination of genes and environmental factors. But the main associated brain change (presence of clumps of alpha-synuclein protein) are also seen in other types of dementia, and so the underlying cause may be similar.

In brief: Lewy Body risk

We don't have a clear answer for this yet.
About 10% of cases are a familial variant and are directly inherited from one parent. The rest may be related to a combination of genes and environmental factors. But the main associated brain change (presence of clumps of alpha-synuclein protein) are also seen in other types of dementia, and so the underlying cause may be similar.
Dr. Elizabeth Morgan
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Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Three things

It has to include dementia (flucucation in attention and awareness as well as alertness), parkinsonism (not a classical parkinson's) including but not necessarily all of threm - tremors, masking, blinking and shuffling gait, and visual hallucinations.

In brief: Three things

It has to include dementia (flucucation in attention and awareness as well as alertness), parkinsonism (not a classical parkinson's) including but not necessarily all of threm - tremors, masking, blinking and shuffling gait, and visual hallucinations.
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
Dr. Benjamin Lessig
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