58. The Lewy Body Dementia Spectrum (Alpha Synucleinopathies)

  1. Mohammed T. Abou-Saleh2,
  2. Cornelius Katona3 and
  3. Anand Kumar4
  1. J. -P. Taylor and
  2. I. G. McKeith

Published Online: 9 DEC 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470669600.ch58

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Taylor, J. .-P. and McKeith, I. G. (2010) The Lewy Body Dementia Spectrum (Alpha Synucleinopathies), in Principles and Practice of Geriatric Psychiatry, Third Edition (eds M. T. Abou-Saleh, C. Katona and A. Kumar), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470669600.ch58

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Mental Health, St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Mental Health Sciences, University College London, Charles Bell House, 7-73 Riding House Street, London WIW 7EJ, UK

  3. 4

    Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois-Chicago, 912 South Wood Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Old Age Psychiatry, Institute for Health of the Elderly, Wolfson Research Centre, Newcastle General Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 6BE, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 DEC 2010
  2. Published Print: 17 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470747230

Online ISBN: 9780470669600

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Keywords:

  • dementia;
  • Parkinson's disease with dementia;
  • dementia with Lewy bodies;
  • Lewy body dementias;
  • alpha-synucleinopathies

Summary

Parkinson's disease with dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies combined represent the second commonest cause of dementia in the elderly. This chapter discusses the diagnostic classification of these disorders, their associated neuropathologies, speculated aetiology, clinical symptoms and signs as well as their management.