Tag Archives: Multiple System Atrophy (MSA)

Dementia With Lewy Bodies and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia: Compared and Contrasted (BMC Medicine)

Summary The authors of this review consider whether Dementia With Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s Disease Dementia (PDD) are actually two distinct conditions, as the official “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders” 5th Edition (DSM–5) would suggest, or whether … Continue reading

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International Consensus on Quality Indicators for Palliative Cancer and Dementia Care (BMC Health Services Research)

Summary Quality indicators have been developed concerning palliative care for patients with cancer and / or dementia in different settings in various European countries. This article presents the efforts of a multidisciplinary international panel of experts to compile a set … 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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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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