Tag Archives: Cognitive Symptoms

Hallucinations and Delusions in Dementia With Lewy Bodies (Behavioural Neurology)

Summary Hallucinations and delusions are common in Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). A study shows that DLB patients who experience delusional symptoms tend to have poorer cognitive function and more severe BPSD. Oddly, DLB patients with diabetes appear to be less … Continue reading

Posted in For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Quick Insights, Universal Interest | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dementia with Lewy Bodies: Updated DLB Consortium Diagnosis and Management Consensus Report (Neurology)

Summary The Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) Consortium has published an updated set of recommendations on diagnosis and management of DLB. Clinical features and diagnostic biomarkers are covered, with guidance on their interpretation. Previously omitted aspects of Lewy-related pathology are … Continue reading

Posted in Antipsychotics, Diagnosis, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), International, Management of Condition, Mental Health, Models of Dementia Care, Non-Pharmacological Treatments, Person-Centred Care, Quick Insights, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pharmacological Treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease in Primary Care / Management of Cognitive Symptoms (DTB / Nursing Times)

Summary A Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB) article reviews the evidence concerning drugs prescribed for cognitive symptoms in Alzheimer’s Disease and discusses some issues in their prescription. Donepezil, galantamine and rivastigmine are licensed for mild to moderate Alzheimer’s Disease in … Continue reading

Posted in Community Care, For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Researchers (mostly), Management of Condition, Models of Dementia Care, NICE Guidelines, Pharmacological Treatments, Practical Advice, Quick Insights, UK | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Lewy Body Dementia Symptoms Checklists (LBDA)

Summary Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is often misdiagnosed. To assist with diagnosis, the Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) has developed a tool to help patients, caregivers and healthcare providers when assessing symptoms. Full Text Link (a) Reference Lewy Body … Continue reading

Posted in Charitable Bodies, Diagnosis, For Carers (mostly), For Doctors (mostly), For Nurses and Therapists (mostly), For Social Workers (mostly), International, Patient Care Pathway, Person-Centred Care, Practical Advice, Quick Insights | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment