Lewy body dementia, comprising both dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD), in under-diagnosed but is important to recognise because of its different symptom profile and outcome. There are some effective treatments for Lewy body dementia and its symptoms, but there is considerable heterogeneity in approaches to management. This lecture will update current thinking on how and why to improve both diagnosis and management.
John O’Brien is Professor of Old Age Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge. He is also a National Institute for Health Research Emeritus Senior Investigator, a Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences and the NIHR National Specialty Lead for Dementia. His research interests include the use of neuroimaging as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker in dementia and the diagnosis and management of Lewy body and vascular dementia and he has published over 600 peer-reviewed papers and 7 books on these topics.
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