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 ====== Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) ====== ====== Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) ======
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 ===== Primer ===== ===== Primer =====
 **Lewy Body Dementia/​Disease** (LBD) also known as **Dementia with Lewy Bodies** (DLB), is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the brain. It is characterized by progressive cognitive impairment (with early changes in complex attention and executive function rather than learning and memory), recurrent complex visual hallucinations,​ rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, depression, and/or delusions. LBD is one of the most common causes of dementia. **Lewy Body Dementia/​Disease** (LBD) also known as **Dementia with Lewy Bodies** (DLB), is a neurodegenerative disorder associated with abnormal deposits of a protein called alpha-synuclein in the brain. It is characterized by progressive cognitive impairment (with early changes in complex attention and executive function rather than learning and memory), recurrent complex visual hallucinations,​ rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder, depression, and/or delusions. LBD is one of the most common causes of dementia.
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 ==== Neuroimaging ==== ==== Neuroimaging ====
-A diagnostically suggestive feature is low striatal dopamine transporter uptake on [[neurology:​investigations:​neuroimaging:spect|]] or positron emission tomography (PET) scan. See also: [[https://​ebmh.bmj.com/​content/​21/​2/​61|Surendranathan,​ A., & O’brien, J. T. (2018). Clinical imaging in dementia with Lewy bodies. Evidence-based mental health, 21(2), 61-65.]]+A diagnostically suggestive feature is low striatal dopamine transporter uptake on [[neurology:​spect]] or positron emission tomography (PET) scan. See also: [[https://​ebmh.bmj.com/​content/​21/​2/​61|Surendranathan,​ A., & O’brien, J. T. (2018). Clinical imaging in dementia with Lewy bodies. Evidence-based mental health, 21(2), 61-65.]]
  
 ==== Antipsychotics ==== ==== Antipsychotics ====