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Rapid eye movement (REM) behavior disorder is a condition that is associated with affected individuals experiencing vivid, and often frightening, dreams as well as performing certain motor behaviors and making vocal noises during the REM phase of sleep. REM sleep makes up about 20 percent of the total sleeping cycle, occurring at the second half of the night, and it occurs many times during sleep time.1
Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a progressive neurocognitive disorder that constitutes the second most common cause of dementia after Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. It is so named because of a build-up of pinkish aggregates of alpha-synuclein protein, called Lewy bodies in the nerve cells. In addition, the neurons in these individuals display a lack of two neurotransmitters, namely dopamine (similar to that observed in Parkinson's disease) and acetylcholine (as that seen in Alzheimer's disease).