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  1. 1. Dementia with Lewy Bodies <ul><ul><li>American Academy of Neurology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Hart, Jr., M.D. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. Dementia with Lewy Bodies <ul><li>Definition: clinically defined by the presence of dementia, prominent hallucinations and delusions (yet sensitive to antipsychotic medications), fluctuations in alertness, and gait/balance disorder (McKeith et al., Neurology 1996;47:1113-1124) </li></ul><ul><li>Accounts for up to 20-30% of degenerative dementias (Hansen et al., Neurology 1990;40:1-8) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Second in occurrence behind AD </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Dementia with Lewy Bodies <ul><li>Autopsy shows 15-36% of demented cases presenting for autopsy have Lewy Bodies (LB) in neocortex and brainstem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most also AD changes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typically include pure dementia cases with cortical Lewy Bodies and those those with AD+LB under Dementia with Lewy Bodies </li></ul></ul>
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  5. 5. Demographics <ul><li>Age of onset comparable to AD </li></ul><ul><li>Males more susceptible (1.5:1) and have worse prognosis </li></ul><ul><li>Duration may be rapid (1-5 years) or typical to AD in other cases </li></ul>
  6. 6. Dementia with Lewy Bodies <ul><li>Established clinical consensus criteria (McKeith et al., Neurology 1996;47:1113-1124) </li></ul><ul><li>Dementia (DSM-IV) where prominent or persistent memory impairments may not necessarily occur in the early stages but occurs with progression. Attention, frontal-subcortical, and visuospatial skills may be prominent </li></ul>
  7. 7. Dementia with Lewy Bodies <ul><li>Has two of the following core features for probable and one for possible DLB </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fluctuating cognition with pronounced variations in attention and alertness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Occurs in 80-90% of DLB, only 20% of AD </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recurrent visual hallucinations that are typically well formed and detailed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spontaneous motor features of parkinsonism </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Dementia with Lewy Bodies <ul><li>Features supportive of the diagnosis are: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Repeated falls </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Syncope </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transient loss of consciousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Neuroleptic sensitivity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Systematized delusions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hallucinations in other modalities </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Dementia with Lewy Bodies <ul><li>Neuropsychology: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Impaired visuoconstructional skills and attention with relative sparing of memory </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Imaging: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>MRI shows DLB patients with hippocampal volume between those of normal controls and AD patients (Hashimoto et al., Neurology 1998;51:357-362) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More hypoperfusion in the occipital lobes than AD (Knopman et al., Neurology 2001;56:1143-1153) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Pathology <ul><li>Lewy bodies in the cortex and brainstem </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Subcortical nuclei, limbic cortex, neocortex (temporal > frontal = parietal) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May have beta amyloid deposition and plaques like AD, but few neurofibrillary tangles </li></ul>
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  12. 12. Dementia with Lewy Bodies <ul><li>Term is conventionally used in clinical and pathological diagnoses </li></ul><ul><li>No other specific code captures the clinical or pathological spectrum </li></ul><ul><li>General dementia or AD diagnosis (290 or 331) ignores established criteria, allows no tracking of DLB, and is the 2 nd largest etiology of neurodegenerative dementias </li></ul>
  13. 13. Dementia with Lewy Bodies <ul><li>Differs from the other codes including AD, Parkinson’s disease and dementia </li></ul><ul><li>AD  early hallucinations, fluctuation in alertness, sensitivity to neuroleptics are important to differentiate </li></ul><ul><li>Parkinson’s disease and dementia  the dementia with PD is subcortical with different symptoms </li></ul>
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