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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 17 October 2001
Vol. 2001, Issue 3, p. dn3
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2001.3.dn3]

NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE CASE STUDIES

Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Holly Posner, Steven Chin, and Karen Marder

The authors are at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, in the Departments of Neurology and Pathology, the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center, and the Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's Disease and the Aging Brain, New York, NY 12345, USA.

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2001/3/dn3

Abstract: In this case study, we describe the symptoms, neuropsychological testing, and brain pathology of a man with dementia with Lewy bodies. Dementia with Lewy bodies might be the second most common form of degenerative dementia in the elderly. Progressive cognitive decline, well-formed visual hallucinations, and parkinsonism are core features of this disease. This case was marked by preserved verbal expression despite impairment in memory, visuospatial skills, and attention span. Development of visual symptoms and parkinsonism occurred very early in the course of the disease.

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