Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias: Three Reviews (Lancet)

Summary

The Lancet has published a series of three up-to-date reviews concerning non-Alzheimer’s dementia.

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Reference

Dementia – not all about Alzheimer’s. [Editorial]. The Lancet. October 24th 2015, Vol.386(10004), p.1600.

This relates to:

(i) Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia is an umbrella clinical term which covers a group of neurodegenerative diseases characterised by progressive deficits in behaviour, executive function, or language.

“The disorder has three variants: behavioural-variant, associated with behavioural deficits; non-fluent variant primary progressive aphasia, with language deficits; and semantic-variant primary progressive aphasia, a disorder of semantic knowledge and naming”.

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Reference

Bang, J. Spina, S. [and] Miller, BL. (2015). Frontotemporal dementia. The Lancet. October 24th 2015, Vol.386(10004), pp.1672-1682.

(ii) Lewy Body Dementias

The second review is about Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia, now called Lewy Body Dementias. LBD is the second most common type of degenerative dementia in the over-65s.

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Reference

Walker, Z. Possin, KL. Boeve, BF. [and] Aarsland. D. (2015). Lewy body dementias. The Lancet. October 24th 2015, Vol.386(10004), pp.1683-1697.

(iii) Vascular Dementia

The third review concerns Vascular Dementia. This accounts for roughly 15% of dementia cases, and there is no licensed treatment.

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Reference

O’Brien, JT. [and] Thomas, A. (2015). Vascular dementia. The Lancet. October 24th 2015, Vol.386(10004), pp.1698-1706.

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One Response to Non-Alzheimer’s Dementias: Three Reviews (Lancet)

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