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What is Lewy bodies dementia?

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In brief: Clinical Features

Neurodegenerative, progressive d/o with  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=rem behavior d/o, causing acting-out of dreams in rem sleep.

In brief: Clinical Features

Neurodegenerative, progressive d/o with  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=rem behavior d/o, causing acting-out of dreams in rem sleep.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Lewy body dementia

Second most common cause of dementia after alzheimer's dementia.
The is accumulation of abnormal round structures (lewy bodies) in areas of brain responsible for thinking & movements, hence the symptoms my colleague mentioned.

In brief: Lewy body dementia

Second most common cause of dementia after alzheimer's dementia.
The is accumulation of abnormal round structures (lewy bodies) in areas of brain responsible for thinking & movements, hence the symptoms my colleague mentioned.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Lewy body dementia

Is one type of dementia characterized by visual hallucinations, fluctuations in alertness and attention and muscle rigidity and tremor.
The cause is as yet unknown.

In brief: Lewy body dementia

Is one type of dementia characterized by visual hallucinations, fluctuations in alertness and attention and muscle rigidity and tremor.
The cause is as yet unknown.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: A Type of Dementia

Lewy body dementia (dlb) is a type of dementia where clumps of proteins, called lewy bodies, develop in the brain.
It is similar to both alzheimer's and parkinson's diseases. The core symptoms are fluctuating cognition, recurrent visual hallucinations, and motor features of parkinson's disease such as tremors, muscle rigidity, and shuffling gait. Rapid onset and rapid progress are not uncommon.

In brief: A Type of Dementia

Lewy body dementia (dlb) is a type of dementia where clumps of proteins, called lewy bodies, develop in the brain.
It is similar to both alzheimer's and parkinson's diseases. The core symptoms are fluctuating cognition, recurrent visual hallucinations, and motor features of parkinson's disease such as tremors, muscle rigidity, and shuffling gait. Rapid onset and rapid progress are not uncommon.
Dr. Robert Woods
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric
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In brief: Second most common

The first symptoms often are visual hallucinations or delusions (fixed false beliefs).
At some point there are some motor symptoms similsr to parkinson's disease. There is waxing and waning of symptoms on a daily basis. Falls are common and may be the first symptom noted. Mental rigidity can be a real problem. It is thought to be an illness related to Parkinson's Disease.

In brief: Second most common

The first symptoms often are visual hallucinations or delusions (fixed false beliefs).
At some point there are some motor symptoms similsr to parkinson's disease. There is waxing and waning of symptoms on a daily basis. Falls are common and may be the first symptom noted. Mental rigidity can be a real problem. It is thought to be an illness related to Parkinson's Disease.
Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dr. Theresa Redling
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Less common dementia

Lbd is either the 2nd or 3rd most common cause of dementia(others are ad and vascular dementia).
It is characterized by some features of parkinsons disease, but also includes varying cognition, falls and often vivid visual hallucinations(childrenin the closet a common one). Rarely tremor is present. It is often more rapidly progressive and associated with more behavioral problems.

In brief: Less common dementia

Lbd is either the 2nd or 3rd most common cause of dementia(others are ad and vascular dementia).
It is characterized by some features of parkinsons disease, but also includes varying cognition, falls and often vivid visual hallucinations(childrenin the closet a common one). Rarely tremor is present. It is often more rapidly progressive and associated with more behavioral problems.
Dr. Theresa Redling
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