Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementia
n. degenerative dementing disease of the elderly related to Lewy bodies found in the cortex of the brain characterized at first by progressive psychosis or dementia and following by characteristics of Parkinson's disease (such as involuntary movements, serious rigidity, dysphagia, myoclonus)

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