Monday, May 1, 2017

Lewy body dementia mnemonic

Hey there.

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) is characterized clinically by deficits in attention and visuospatial function; fluctuating cognition; recurrent visual hallucinations; and spontaneous motor features of parkinsonism. Other associated symptoms include repeated falls, syncope, autonomic dysfunction, neuroleptic sensitivity, delusions, hallucinations in other modalities, sleep disorders, and depression.

Here are mnemonics and how I remember these points!

Lewy has halLEWYcinations.
Visual hallucinations are common.

Lewy is slowy.
Slow movements for Parkinson's disease .

Lewy is sleepy.
REM sleep abnormalities like drowsiness.

Lewy is slippy.
DLB is associated with frequent falls.

Lewy is slow-y, sleepy, slippy and sees things (halLEWYcinations)

lEwy also has an E for eosinophilic intracytoplasmic alpha synuclein aggregates.

That's all!
-IkaN

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