Article Text

Download PDFPDF

Comparative neuropsychology of Lewy body and Alzheimer's dementia
  1. Department of Psychology, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

    Statistics from

    The occurrence of Lewy bodies has a prevalence rate of 2%–9% in elderly people1 and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) accounts for 12%–27% of cases previously diagnosed as dementia of the Alzheimer type (DAT).2 3 The core features of DLB are fluctuating cognition with pronounced variation in attention and alertness, recurrent visual hallucinations, and spontaneous parkinsonian signs; probable DLB requires two of these features. There is considerable overlap between DLB and DAT,4 but there have been only a few comparative neuropsychological studies. Various neuropsychological issues were addressed in the papers by Lambon Ralphet al 5 (this issue, pp …

    View Full Text

    Request Permissions

    If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

    Linked Articles