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Does anyone know about lewy body dementia in elderly women?

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Dr. Theresa Redling
Geriatrics 35 years experience
Lewy body Dementia: Lbd is a type of dementia characterised by Parkinson's like features (gait problems, sensitivity to anti-psychotic meds) with dementia. One important feature is the vivid visual hallucinations often seen; however only 1/3 of people have this in the beginning. Some people call the an alzheimer's "plus" syndrome. It is often associated with challenging behavioral symptoms.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 25 years experience
Clinical Facts: Neurodegenerative d/o featuring milder physical parkinsonism than parkinson's disease typically. (slowed movements, stiff/rigid muscles & posture, possibly resting tremor). But with early dementia, often with associated psychosis (visual hallucinations, delusional thoughts), excessive sleepiness, depression/anxiety/apathy, & rbd. Rbd = rem behavior d/o, causing acting-out of dreams in rem sleep.

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