My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's 2yrs and 4 months ago. He died this Christmas Eve of (on death cert) pneumonia. However, I truly believe my father had lewy bodies as he had symptoms of parkinsons and alzheimers and maintained a level of awareness of his disease all the way to the end. He was 72 when he died. I feel the medical professionals didn't really know what they were doing and I feel angry. If he did have lewy bodies and this has not been recognised, how many more people are not diagnosed properly and so the UK stats wrong? Why isn't dementia adhered to on death certs???