Tag Archives: Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Three Patient Information Leaflets from Parkinson’s UK (Parkinson’s UK)

Summary Three further briefings, tailored specifically to the information needs of patients, families and carers, have been produced by the charity Parkinson’s UK. Mild Memory Problems This briefing offers insights into the symptoms of mild cognitive impairment and offers practical … Continue reading

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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

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Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Compared (Alzheimer’s Show / BrainHub TV)

Summary This BrainHub TV video includes highlights of an interview with Cecilia Yardley (Senior Partnerships Officer, The Lewy Body Society) at the Alzheimer’s Show 2013. Topics discussed relate to: The differences between Lewy Body Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease Diagnosis-related problems … Continue reading

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SPECT Imaging of Suspected Dementia with Lewy Bodies (BMJ Open)

Summary This article reviews progress in the use of Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT) for the diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The authors conclude that systematic visual analyses of ((123)I)FP-CIT SPECT images may be used to detect people … Continue reading

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REM Sleep Behaviour Disorder: an Early Window on Neurodegeneration (Tremor and Other Hyperkinetic Movements)

Summary Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder (RBD), involving loss of the normal atonia during REM sleep and causing patients to “act out” their dreams, offers several promising research opportunities. Patients with RBD are at high risk of developing synuclein-mediated … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication (British Psychological Society)

Summary The Faculty of the Psychology of Older People (FPOP) has released the “Alternatives to Antipsychotic Medication” report in support of the Dementia Action Alliance’s campaign against the over-prescription of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia. This report shows how evidence-based … Continue reading

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Review and Timeline of Lewy Pathology (Nature Reviews. Neurology)

Summary This article traces developments in Lewy pathology since Fritz Heinrich Lewy’s 1912 discovery of the protein aggregates underlying Parkinson Disease (PD) in brain regions other than the substantia nigra. It was Konstantin Nikolaevich Tretiakoff who in 1919 found similar … Continue reading

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Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep Behaviour Disorder May Predict Development of Dementia With Lewy Bodies (Mayo Clinic News)

Summary Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behaviour disorder is caused by the loss of the normal muscle paralysis during REM sleep. This tendency to “act out dreams” can appear three decades or more before a formal diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies in males, … Continue reading

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Issues in the Clinical Diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (Translational Neurodegeneration)

Summary This article discusses recent progress, and problems remaining, in the clinical diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The sensitivity of accurate clinical diagnosis of DLB is said to be low. It seems likely that it may be possible … Continue reading

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Government Announces £22 Million For Dementia Research (Alzheimer’s Society / Department of Health / NIHR)

[A version of this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 5, January 2013]. Summary Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that Government spending on dementia research will be boosted by two-thirds, with a £22 … Continue reading

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