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.
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.