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Frequency and case identification of dementia with Lewy bodies using the revised consensus criteria.
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PMID:  18974647     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To find the proportion of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) in a referral cohort of patients with a first-time diagnosis of mild dementia. BACKGROUND: The proportion of DLB among the dementia sufferers is not known and the clinical consensus criteria have low sensitivity. We employed the revised DLB criteria to study the proportion with DLB in a community sample of patients with mild dementia. METHODS: From March 2005 to March 2007, we included 196 patients from referrals to all geriatric medicine, old age psychiatry and neurology outpatient clinics in Rogaland and Hordaland counties in Western Norway. Standardized clinical instruments and diagnostic criteria were employed. RESULTS: 65% had Alzheimer dementia, 20% DLB (16% probable DLB), 5.6% vascular dementia, 5.6% Parkinson disease with dementia, 2.0% frontotemporal dementia and 1.5% alcoholic dementia. There were no significant differences in the proportion with DLB according to age bands and dementia severity groups. The revised criteria for a clinical diagnosis of DLB increased the proportion of probable DLB by 25% compared to the previous criteria. CONCLUSION: DLB is common in patients with mild dementia, and is the second most common type of dementia. The introduction of new clinical criteria for DLB leads to an increase in the proportion diagnosed with probable DLB.
Dag Aarsland; Arvid Rongve; Sabine Piepenstock Nore; Ragnhild Skogseth; Siri Skulstad; Uwe Ehrt; Dagne Hoprekstad; Clive Ballard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-10-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1421-9824     ISO Abbreviation:  Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-11-21     Completed Date:  2009-02-20     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9705200     Medline TA:  Dement Geriatr Cogn Disord     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  445-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2008 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Department of Old Age Psychiatry, Stavanger University Hospital, Bergen, Norway.
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Aged, 80 and over
Dementia / classification,  epidemiology,  psychology
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Lewy Body Disease / diagnosis*,  epidemiology*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Memory / physiology
Middle Aged
Neuropsychological Tests
Norway / epidemiology
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Psychomotor Performance
Reference Standards
Space Perception / physiology
Visual Perception / physiology

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