Most people that have been diagnosed with Lewy Body Disease (LBD) and their care partners likely know that LBD is a very complex disease affecting many parts of the brain. Let's take a look at areas of the brain that are affected in LBD.
There are several different areas of the brain that are affected by Lewy bodies. These are the cerebral cortex, limbic cortex, hippocampus, midbrain including the substantia nigra, brain stem and regions that are important in recognizing smells.
These areas of the brain are responsible for information processing, perception, thought, language, emotions, behavior, memories, movement, sleep, alertness and smell.
It is no wonder that LBD is such a complex disease. Over the next several days I will share LBD symptoms from a personal perspective having been diagnosed with LBD almost four years ago.
Robert Bowles, Jr.