Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed

A new study shows in great detail how dementia with Lewy bodies affects synapses, the important connections between neurons

Lewy body dementia is the most widespread form of dementia after Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, according to the National Institute on Aging (NIA). The NIA has estimated that over 1 million people in the United States are affected.

Lewy body dementia comes in two forms: Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB).

The new study — led by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the United Kingdom, in collaboration with those at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in Spain — focuses on the granular changes that occur in the brains of those affected by DLB.


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