Tag Archives: Diagnosis and Screening: Dementia with Lewy Bodies

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

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Early Diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease and DLB Using CSF Biomarker? (BBC News / Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology)

Summary Research at the University of Edinburgh indicates that test for synuclein, which measures how sticky this protein molecule has become (i.e. alpha-synuclein aggregation), might be the key to diagnosing accurately the early stages of both Parkinson’s Disease and Dementia … Continue reading

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Information Resource on Lewy Body Dementia (National Institute on Aging: USA)

Summary More than 1 million Americans may be affected by Lewy Body Dementia (LBD). This information resource from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) / National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the USA has been written to assist people with … 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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