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Robin Williams & Lewy body dementia

Actor Robin Williams was reportedly suffering from Lewy body dementia around the time of his suicide. Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is the second most common cause of degenerative dementia after Alzheimer's disease (AD). Report by CBS NEWS

Radiologically, there are some findings which help to differentiate it from AD. The DLB patients showed very little cortical involvement with the grey matter loss instead focused on the dorsal midbrain, hypothalamus, and the substantia innominata. While these structures were also involved in the AD group they formed part of a more widespread pattern of grey matter loss involving the medial temporal lobes and the temporoparietal association cortices
Robin Williams & Lewy body dementia Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Rating: 5

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