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Lewy Body Dementia (LBD)


Dementia with Lewy bodies

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The advent of new immunostains have improved our ability to detect limbic and cortical Lewy bodies, and it is now evident that Dementa with Lewy bodies (DLB) is the second most common neurodegenerativ READ MORE

Dementia in Parkinson disease

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James Parkinson first described the shaking palsy, emphasizing the classic motor symptoms of Parkinson disease. Friedreich Lewy has commented on the mental impairment in many patients with Parkinsonis READ MORE

Presentation and Management of Psychosis in Parkinson's Disease and Dementia Wit...

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PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's disease, affecting up to 1% of the elderly population. DLB, which may be indistinguishable from PD neuropathologically and has READ MORE

Nonalzheimer's Dementias

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Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia in the United States, with more than 5 million patients living with the disease in 2007.1 Many pharmacists work with AD patients on a regul READ MORE

Lewy Body Dementia, from the Lewy Body Dementia Association

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What is LBD? Facts: Lewy body dementia (LBD) is a progressive brain disease and the second leading cause of degenerative dementia in the elderly. The clinical name, "dementia with Lewy bodies" ( READ MORE

Dementia with Lewy bodies

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Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) took many years to crystallize into a recognizable clinico-pathologic entity. Neuropathologic findings of a-synuclein lesions in Lewy bodies and neurites correspond to READ MORE

Lewy Body Dementia, from the Alzheimer's Society of Canada

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Lewy Body Dementia Introduction Dementia is a syndrome consisting of a number of symptoms that include loss of memory, judgment and reasoning, and changes in mood, behaviour and communication ab READ MORE

What is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)? from the Alzheimer's Society, U.K.

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What is dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)? Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is a form of dementia that shares characteristics with both Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases. It accounts for around fou READ MORE
In dementia with Lewy bodies, microscopic deposits in the brain known as 'Lewy bodies' cause damage to nerve cells. Many of the symptoms, such as loss of memory and reasoning skills, are similar to those in Alzheimer's disease. However, many people with this form of dementia also develop Parkinson-type symptoms, such as slowness, stiffness and tremor. Visual hallucinations and falls are also common. Particular care should be taken with certain tranquillising medicines (neuroleptics), as these can be dangerous for people with dementia with Lewy bodies.
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