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Cortical Lewy body disease: dementia with Lewy bodies and Parkinson's disease with dementia

John E. Duda and Ian G. McKeith

in Cognitive Neurology: A clinical textbook

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198569275
eISBN:
9780191724213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198569275.003.0015
Subject:
Neuroscience, Techniques

One of the most hotly debated topics in the field of neurodegenerative disease is the relationship between what has recently been described as dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and the condition of ... More


The Biological Determinants of Dementia Communication

Alison Wray

in The Dynamics of Dementia Communication

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780190917807
eISBN:
9780190917838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190917807.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter asks, how do the brain changes associated with diseases of dementia affect communication? The biological diseases leading to dementia are termed ‘hard’ causes. The main types of dementia ... More


Neurology

Iqbal Khan (ed.)

in Best of Five MCQs for the MRCP Part 1 Volume 3

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198747178
eISBN:
9780191916939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198747178.003.0006
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

Questions A 27-year-old healthy woman presents with headache, neck stiffness, photophobia, and vomiting. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis shows white cells at 600 (99% lymphocytes), protein 1.5 g/l, ... More


Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine

Constantine G. Lyketsos

in Psychiatric Aspects of Neurologic Diseases: Practical approaches to patient care

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195309430
eISBN:
9780197562451
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195309430.003.0028
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

Several lines of evidence suggest that acetylcholine (ACh) neurotransmission is important to the normal functioning of memory, and loss of ACh-producing cells in the basal forebrain (nucleus ... More


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