Munson Health
Related Information
Lewy Body Disease

Back to Document

by McCoy K

(Lewy Body Dementia; Dementia with Lewy Bodies)



Lewy body disease is a type of dementia. Dementia is the progressive loss of memory and various other mental functions, including the ability to learn, reason, and judge.
Brain Cells
Copyright © Nucleus Medical Media, Inc.


Lewy body disease is characterized by:


Lewy Body Dementia Association

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke



Alzheimer Society

Canadian Stroke Network



An introduction to Lewy body dementia. Lewy Body Disease Association website. Available at: Accessed August 15, 2014.

Ballard CG, Chalmers KA, Todd C, et al. Cholinesterase inhibitors reduce cortical Abeta in dementia with Lewy bodies. Neurology. 2007;68:1726-1729.

Bouchard RW. Diagnostic criteria of dementia [review]. Can J Neurol Sci. 2007;34:(Suppl 1)S11-18.

Camicioli R, Gauthier S. Clinical trials in Parkinson's disease dementia and dementia with Lewy bodies [review]. Can J Neurol Sci. 2007;34:(Suppl 1)S109-117.

Chou KL, Borek LL, Friedman JH. The management of psychosis in movement disorder patients [review]. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2007;8:935-943.

Dementia with Lewy bodies. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: Updated July 18, 2014. Accessed August 15, 2014.

Dementia with Lewy bodies information page. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke website. Available at: Updated May 22, 2014. Accessed August 15, 2014.

Emre M, Tsolaki M, Bonnucelli U, et al. Memantine for patients with Parkinson’s disease dementia or dementia with Lewey bodies: a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Lancet Neurol. 2010;9(10):969-77.

Goldmann Gross R, Siderowf A, Hurtig HI. Cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies: a spectrum of disease. Neurosignals. 2008;16:24-34.

Jellinger KA. Formation and development of Lewy pathology: a critical update. J Neurol. 2009;256(Suppl 3):270-279.

Kemp PM, Hoffmann SA, Tossici-Bolt L, Fleming JS, Holmes C. Limitations of the HMPAO SPECT appearances of occipital lobe perfusion in the differential diagnosis of dementia with Lewy bodies. Nucl Med Commun. 2007;28:451-456.

Meeus B, et al. The genetics of dementia with Lewy bodies: what are we missing? Arch Neurol. 2012;69(9):1113-8.

Tarawneh R, Galvin JE. Distinguishing Lewy body dementias from Alzheimer’s disease. Expert Review of Neurotherapeautics. 2007;7:1499-1516.

Weintraub D, Hurtig HI. Presentation and management of psychosis in Parkinson’s disease and dementia with Lewy bodies. Am J Psychiatry. 2007;164:1491-1498.

9/3/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance. Available at: Wippold FJ, Cornelius RS, et al. American College of Radiology (ACR) Appropriateness Criteria for dementia and movement disorders. Available at: Updated 2014. Accessed September 3, 2014.


Revision Information