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Dementia with Lewy bodies is characterized histopathologically by the deposition of α-synuclein in inclusion bodies. Clinical diagnosis is based on progressive cognitive deficits, cognitive fluctuations, early visual hallucinations, REM sleep disorders and symptoms of Parkinsonism. On the basis of the new criteria published in 2017, better differentiation from other neurodegenerative diseases with dementia should be possible. Therapy concepts include treatment of loss of motor and cognitive performance as well as psychological and behavioral symptoms. At present, only a few studies are available on this clinical picture so that evidence-based therapy approaches are only possible to a limited extent.
PMID: 30241100 [PubMed - in process]