Dementia with Lewy bodies

Epidemiology
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By Ann Marie Hake MD

According to McKeith, the age of onset ranges from 53 to 83 years old, with death occurring between the ages of 68 and 92 (McKeith 2002). Median age at death for dementia with Lewy bodies is 78.0 years as compared to Alzheimer disease, which is 84.6 years (Williams et al 2006).

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Introduction
Historical note and nomenclature
Clinical manifestations
Clinical vignette
Etiology
Pathogenesis and pathophysiology
Epidemiology
Prevention
Differential diagnosis
Diagnostic workup
Prognosis and complications
Management
Anesthesia
References cited
Contributors