J Korean Geriatr Psychiatry.  2000 Dec;4(2):199-206.

A Case of Probable Diffuse Lewy Body Dementia

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  • 1Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kosin University, School of Medicine, Pusan, Korea. cheonjs@ns.kosinmed.or.kr

Abstract

A case of Lewy body dementia in a 71 year-old male patient was reported and related articles were also reviewed. He has been ill with Parkinsonism since 1988, and referred to the neuropsychiatrist because of depression since 1989. Episodically he has experienced dizziness, falls and low blood pressure. Mild cognitive decline including memory, attention, language, and visuospatial ability accompanied by occasional fluctuation of consciousness, confusion, visual hallucination and disorientation was developed on February 9th in 2000. Such symptoms were repeated thereafter, and responded on donepezil in addition to the antiparkinsonian drugs.

Keyword

Parkinsonism; Depression; Dizziness; Cognitive decline; Clouding of consciousness; Visual hallucination
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