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I need more detials of Lewy body dementia?

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Dr. Brad Bobrin
Psychiatry
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In brief: The essentials

Lewey body dementia is defined by three things, visual hallucinations in the absence of othr drugs, psych diagnoses and parkinson's disease, memory loss and perodic confusion, you can have parkinson symptoms but dont have to.
You also usually get behavorial problems and executive problems. The hallucinations tend to be quite vivid and complex.

In brief: The essentials

Lewey body dementia is defined by three things, visual hallucinations in the absence of othr drugs, psych diagnoses and parkinson's disease, memory loss and perodic confusion, you can have parkinson symptoms but dont have to.
You also usually get behavorial problems and executive problems. The hallucinations tend to be quite vivid and complex.
Dr. Brad Bobrin
Dr. Brad Bobrin
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Dr. Maureen Nash
Psychiatry - Geriatric

In brief: Hallucinations

Are the symptom everyone thinks about but there are many different types of symptoms.
Delusions, memory retrieval problems, perseveration, frequent falls, tremor, trouble interpreting visual information and many others are also common. Lbd or dlb is also common in those with alzheimers. A geriatric psychiatrist can help sort through the diagnosis with you.

In brief: Hallucinations

Are the symptom everyone thinks about but there are many different types of symptoms.
Delusions, memory retrieval problems, perseveration, frequent falls, tremor, trouble interpreting visual information and many others are also common. Lbd or dlb is also common in those with alzheimers. A geriatric psychiatrist can help sort through the diagnosis with you.
Dr. Maureen Nash
Dr. Maureen Nash
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Dr. Robert Hutchman
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