A disorder that results in the decline of mental abilities is known as Lewy Body Dementia. It can result in visual hallucinations, rigid muscles, slow movements, fluctuation in attention or alertness, sleep disorder and irritation. Although the specific cause is unclear, genetics can be held responsible for it to an extent (PARK11 gene can be associated with it). Older adults are more likely to suffer from this condition and if there is any kind of family history, the risk is the highest.
HOW IS LEWY BODY DEMENTIA DIAGNOSED?
This form of dementia is likelier to occur in men than in women.