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Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Dementia With Lewy Bodies: Introduction

Unclear if this is related to Parkinson's or Alzheimer's disease, or a separate condition. ...more »

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Dementia With Lewy Bodies: Complications

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Prognosis for Dementia With Lewy Bodies

Prognosis for Dementia With Lewy Bodies: Poor. Progressive and incurable.

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Dementia with Lewy bodies, the second most frequent cause of dementia in elderly adults, is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with abnormal structures (Lewy bodies) found in certain areas of the brain. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Dementia With Lewy Bodies Information Page: NINDS)

Definitions of Dementia With Lewy Bodies:

A neurodegenerative disease characterized by dementia, mild parkinsonism, and fluctuations in attention and alertness. The neuropsychiatric manifestations tend to precede the onset of bradykinesia, MUSCLE RIGIDITY, and other extrapyramidal signs. DELUSIONS and visual HALLUCINATIONS are relatively frequent in this condition. Histologic examination reveals LEWY BODIES in the CEREBRAL CORTEX and BRAIN STEM. SENILE PLAQUES and other pathologic features characteristic of ALZHEIMER DISEASE may also be present. (From Neurology 1997;48:376-380; Neurology 1996;47:1113-1124) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Dementia With Lewy Bodies is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Dementia With Lewy Bodies, or a subtype of Dementia With Lewy Bodies, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Dementia With Lewy Bodies as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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