Robin Williams Secretly Suffered From Lewy Body Dementia: Understanding the Disease and How It Eventually Led to His Death

November 3, 2015 5:08 PM

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Robin Williams Secretly Suffered From Lewy Body Dementia: Understanding the Disease and How It Eventually Led to His Death

"It was not depression that killed Robin," Susan told People magazine. "Depression was one of let's call it 50 symptoms and it was a small one."

DLB is the second most common neurodegenerative dementia after Alzheimer's but also one of the most frequently misdiagnosed. It occurs when protein deposits called Lewy bodies develop in nerve cells in regions of your brain involved in thinking, memory and movement (motor control), according to Mayo...

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