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Dementia with Lewy bodies

Dementia with Lewy bodies is the second most frequent cause of hospitalization for dementia, after Alzheimer's disease.

Current estimates are that about 60 to 75% of diagnosed dementias are of the Alzheimer's and mixed (Alzheimer's and vascular dementia) type, 10 to 15% are Lewy Bodies type, with the remaining types being of an entire spectrum of dementias including frontotemporal, Pick's disease, alcoholic dementia, pure vascular dementia, etc.

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