The Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Diagnosing Lewy Body Dementia

Risk factors. There are only a few known risk factors for developing dementia with Lewy bodies. The most common include being over the age of 60 and being male. Those with Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s are also at an increased risk, as the diseases tend to coexist. Though Lewy body dementia is not necessarily dependent on genetics, those with a family history of anxiety, depression, and stroke are at an increased risk. Severe depression and the deterioration of the body caused by Parkinson’s also increases the risk of developing Lewy body dementia.