What is Dementia with lewy bodies? This is an illness very similar to Alzheimer's disease, there are almost 2 million people in the United States who suffer from the disease. In this post we will try to explain exactly how this illness effects the brain. Most people are familiar with how an Alzheimer patient may lose memory but not as many are aware of what dementia with lewy bodies is and how it effects the brain.
Protein on the brain
Lewy bodies are actually a buildup of a protein called alphasynuclein, though the reason that these protein aggregations form in some brain cells. What most people are not aware of is that these proteins cannot be observed by the naked eye, it is not only until a person has passed away that an autopsy can reveal these proteins under a microscope. Alphasynuclein protein build up in the brain can have some very horrible consequences on the patient, the illness is strongly associated with the tremors and difficult muscle movements with Parkinson’s disease. Dementia with Lewy bodies can be explained non-medically as a common memory loss illness with a brain build up of a protein which effects body movement (It should be noted that this illness can cause delusions and hallucinations but we will explore this in a later post).
What to do
The brain has an incredible ability to heal when it is put in the correct healing environment, meditation studies have shown that the brain can indeed heal even in situations where medications have been of little help. Lewybody dementias are associated with reductions in important brain chemicals called neurotransmitters, including dopamine and acetylcholine, medications have failed to address this but natural therapies has helped. Unfortunately natural therapies which have been shown to address the brain chemical imbalances from dementias do not receive funding, we are forced to rely on big pharma and their quest for a billion dollar profit drug. It important to explore all healing options when seeking to reversed dementias, never give up or wait on big pharma medications. Medications should be just one tool in fighting Dementia with lewy bodies.
Quality of life can improve and memory can be restored even in advanced cases, waiting and doing nothing allows the brain plaques to accumulate and the Tau Tangles to increase, dealing with brain diseases must mean fighting back. The brain is begging for activation even in the most advance cases of Alzheimer’s disease, many meditations have proven this.
An understanding of what dementia with lewy bodies really is has shown us that much can be achieved without the use of pharmaceutical drugs; we have demonstrated this in over 10 countries.