Tag Archives: Diagnosis and Screening: Dementia with Lewy Bodies

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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Evidence on Other Dementias (NHS Evidence, Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Annual Evidence Update 2008)

Abstract The 2008 Annual Evidence Update (AEU), produced by NHS Evidence,  gives an overview of the most important evidence published during the period Spring 2007 – Summer 2008. This section of the AEU is aimed at clinicians in primary care or general … Continue reading

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