Lewy body disease is associated with the buildup of Lewy bodies in regions of the brain. These are abnormal protein deposits inside cells that play a role in certain aspects of memory, visual processing, and motor control. It is not clear exactly what causes the buildup of Lewy bodies in the brain.
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