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Book Reviews
February 1998

Dementia With Lewy Bodies: Clinical, Pathological, and Treatment Issues

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edited by Robert H. Perry, Ian G. McKeith, and Elaine K. Perry, 510 pp, w/illus, $120, New York, NY, Cambridge University Press, 1996.

Arch Neurol. 1998;55(2):255-256. doi:

Dementia in our aging population is a growing concern at national, local, family, and personal levels. Recent evidence reveals that a significant proportion of individuals with dementia have a unique brain pathology, most strikingly characterized by the presence of cortical Lewy bodies. Lewy body dementia (LBD) is now recognized as a clinically and pathologically distinct syndrome, embodying pathologies from both Alzheimer disease and Parkinson disease. The current volume represents the first comprehensive compilation devoted to LBD.

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