One of the proteins is called alpha-synuclein, which then clumps together to form “Lewy bodies”.
The area of the brain that control thinking, memory and movement is negatively affected by Lewy bodies.
Other troublesome symptoms of dementia which Lewy bodies include visual hallucinations.
Frighteningly, Alzheimer’s Research UK state such visual hallucinations “happen repeatedly, and are realistic and well-formed”.
Published at Sun, 15 Mar 2020 21:08:00 +0000