Dementia with Lewy bodies

Background

  • Neurodegenerative disorder (dementia)
  • More rapid progression than Alzheimer's or Parkinson's disease

Clinical Features

Differential Diagnosis

Dementia Acronym

D = drug-induced

E = emotions (depression especially)

M = metabolic and endocrine issues

E = eyes and ears (sensory problems)

N = nutritional issues (B12 and Vit. D)

T = tumors

I = infections

A = alcohol

S = sleep disorders and rarely seizures

Dementia

Evaluation

Management

  • Avoid neuroleptics and anticholinergics
  • Supportive care, symptom management

See Also

References

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