Fast Five Quiz: Dementia Practice Essentials

Helmi L. Lutsep, MD


March 13, 2023

Along with classic dementia symptoms, various atypical symptoms may be seen with non-Alzheimer's dementia forms:

  • Deficits typically occur in stepwise declines in vascular dementia.

  • Disinhibition, apathy, and speech difficulties are typical in individuals with FTD.

  • Lewy body dementia is characterized by typical parkinsonian symptoms, well-formed visual hallucinations, REM sleep behavior disorder, and fluctuating attention, cognition, and alertness.

  • Symptoms of myoclonus, ataxia, visual changes, and memory and behavior changes are typical of patients with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

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