Robin Williams Struggled with Dementia Before Suicide, Sources Says

November 12, 2014 10:01 AM

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Robin Williams' tragic suicide could have been triggered by Lewy Body Dementia, sources connected with his family have confirmed. The celebrity gossip site TMZ obtained documents showing that the late actor was struggling with the disease, which disrupts normal human functions with abnormal protein deposits on the brain.

The lewy body form of dementia is commonly associated with Parkinson's and sufferers are said to get severe side effects from Parkinson's medication. Hallucinations are said to be one of the most common side effects, with patients seeing phantom objects, people or animals. According to TMZ, the pati...

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