Lewy Body Variant LBV of AD

The Lewy body variant of AD (sometimes also referred to as "common" DLB, in contrast to "pure" DLB) is characterized by the typical neuritic plaques and neurofibrillary tangles of AD, the subcortical changes of PD, and the presence of diffusely distributed cortical Lewy bodies. Persons with the LBV of AD, compared to persons with "pure" AD, show a greater proportion of mild parkinsonian or other extrapyramidal motor findings, a typically fluctuating cognitive impairment, visual or auditory hallucinations, and frequent unexplained falls.

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