Dementia with Lewy bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies is the third most common cause of dementia.

For every 100 people with dementia, around 15 of them will have dementia caused by DLB. This means roughly 100,000 people in the UK are likely to have the disease.

Some people can show features of both Alzheimer’s and DLB.

This section aims to give an introduction to dementia with Lewy bodies, by providing an overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments. We hope you will find it helpful.

This information was updated in January 2016 and is due for review in January 2018. Please contact us if you would like a version with references.

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