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Q: What is Lewy body dementia?

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Lewy body dementia is a type of progressive dementia. Lewy bodies are microscopic clumps of a protein called alpha-synuclein. Lewy bodies build up in areas of the brain that affect memory, thinking, and motor skills. This leads to problems with reasoning, behavior, cognition, movement, and autonomic body function problems.

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