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Series: Advances in Biological Psychiatry
Volume: 27
Published: 09 January 2012
10.1159/000331525
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9801-9
... Abstract Visual disturbances are common in Parkinson’s disease, Parkinson’s disease dementia, and other Lewy body disorders. Patients may report a wide range of symptoms from double and blurred vision to complex visual hallucinations and illusions. Investigations have shown impairments...
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Series: Advances in Biological Psychiatry
Volume: 27
Published: 09 January 2012
10.1159/000331527
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9801-9
... Abstract Sleep disturbance in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) is common and can have a debilitating effect on quality of life due to the effects of daytime somnolence on cognition, motor function, potential for injury and capacity to manage activities of daily...
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Series: Advances in Biological Psychiatry
Volume: 27
Published: 09 January 2012
10.1159/000331658
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9801-9
... Abstract Somatoform disorders have only recently been described in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Of 1,210 patients with neurodegenerative diseases referred to our institutions from 1999, 488 were diagnosed with PD, 415 with Alzheimer’s disease, 162 with DLB, 48...
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Series: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume: 24
Published: 12 February 2009
10.1159/000197889
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9016-7
... Abstract Dementia with Lewy bodies is one of the most common dementias in the elderly after Alzheimer’sdisease. It can be recognized on the basis of several clinical characteristics including progressivedementia with marked slowing and fluctuations, persistent visual hallucinations...
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Series: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume: 24
Published: 12 February 2009
10.1159/000197890
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9016-7
... Abstract Dementia is increasingly recognized as a common feature in patients with Parkinson disease (PD)and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), both sharing many clinical and morphological features andbelieved to form a continuum within the spectrum of Lewy body diseases. Based on a large...
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Series: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume: 24
Published: 12 February 2009
10.1159/000197891
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9016-7
..., neuroimaging is an obviouscandidate technique that may yield enhanced diagnostic accuracy when applied to thedementias. The physiopathology and anatomopathology is complex in dementia with Lewy bodies(DLB). Besides the relative sparing of medial temporal lobe structures in DLB in comparison toAlzheimer’s...
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Series: Frontiers of Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume: 24
Published: 12 February 2009
10.1159/000197892
EISBN: 978-3-8055-9016-7
... Abstract The pharmacotherapy of Parkinson disease dementia and Lewy body dementia with cholinesteraseinhibitors and selected psychotropic drugs is relatively new. Review of literature supplemented byexpert opinion. Cholinesterase inhibitors can be used by primary care practitioners...
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Series: Contributions to Nephrology
Volume: 27
Published: 15 September 1981
10.1159/000396126
EISBN: 978-3-318-03291-8
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