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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