Tag Archives: Dementia with Lewy Bodies

EFNS-ENS Guidelines on Diagnosis and Management of Disorders Associated with Dementia (European Federation of Neurological Societies)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary The revised EFNS guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) were published in 2010. The new EFNS dementia guidelines … Continue reading

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Dementia with Lewy Bodies and Alzheimer’s Disease: Comparison of Cognitive Decline Cohort Study (UCL)

Summary Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) accounts for 10%-15% of dementia cases and has distinct clinical features associated with earlier institutionalisation and a higher level of carer distress than in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Understanding more about the rate of decline of cognitive … Continue reading

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The Lewy Body Society, Edinburgh (Lewy Body Society)

Summary The Lewy Body Society is a registered charity which funds research into Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB). The charity was founded to raise awareness about this disease and how it differs from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease (with which Lewy Body sufferers … Continue reading

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Cholinesterase Inhibitors for Dementia with Lewy Bodies, Parkinson’s Disease Dementia and Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease (Cochrane Library)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary Earlier Cochrane reviews have examined the use of cholinesterase inhibitors in both Parkinson’s Disease with dementia (PDD) and dementia with … Continue reading

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Symptoms of Dementia (NHS Choices)

Summary This NHS Choices web page gives the layman an easy to understand overview of the various symptoms which may indicate the onset / progress of various categories of dementia. Useful links to further patient information are supplied. Briefly, the … Continue reading

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Evidence on Other Dementias (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2009)

Abstract The 2009 Annual Evidence Update (AEU) , produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period March 2008 – September 2009. This section of the AEU contains all of the reviews identified which focused … Continue reading

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