Rachel PotterJanuary 22nd, 2018Research paper outlineLewy Body DementiaI. Introduction/hookA.What is Lewy Body Dementia? 1. Lewy Body Dementia is a disease where a protein called alpha-synuclein are distributed abnormal into deposits. The dopsits name is Lewy bodies.
This causes mostly memory loss B. The two types of Dementia with LBD (Sandoiu, “Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed)1. First type is Lewy Body Dementia2. The second type is Parkinson’s DementiaII. The cause, symptoms, and is there any possible prevencesA.
Cause1. Old age around 5 to 7 years from diagnosis to death on averageCan range from 2 to 20 years 2. First cause is from genetics passed down from your parents 3. Second cause is environmental risks were the surroundings of where you live could have an effect or bring out your dementiaB.
Prevention1.There is no actual prevention since there is no cure to dementiaThere is medicine to help with the hallucinations, help with thinking, and walking. These drugs are cardibiodia/levodopa, and cholesterol inhibitors. (Armstrong, “Knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia may help speed diagnosis”)But, there are some drugs that mainly help with Alzheimer’s but they also helps Lewy Body Dementia b. There is a chance of a vaccine that would create antibodies that would attack the Lewy Bodies.
This could give hope that maybe one day there could be a cure if research continues. C. SymptomsHallucinations Memory lossProblems walkingIII. StatisticsA. Age it occursit ranges from 70-79 at its peak, it begins around 60 to 69Dementia that involves Lewy Bodies (DLB) start at younger age then some Dementia diseases B. how many people it affectsIt roughly effects 1.4 million peopleIt is twice more common for men than for women C.
Diagnosis (Armstrong, “Knowing the signs of Lewy body dementia may help speed diagnosis”)26% of people were first diagnosed with Alzheimer’s 24% of people were first diagnosed with depressionIV. Overall summary and Fun FactsA. Fun Facts1.
Most people are most likely to be misdiagnosed the first time. 2. Lewy Body is considered the second most common type of dementia in the world.
3. If found early the side effects could be lessened B. Things to remember (LBDA Lewy Body Dementia Association)It is a brain disease that has no cure but occurs at a later ageMost people are misdiagnosed at first Even though there is no cure there are drugs that could help and there is still hope for a vaccine as a cure.