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- Describe the pathophysiology of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB)
- Review the revised criteria for the diagnosis of DLB
- Discuss treatment options, with a special focus on acetylcholinesterase inhibitors
- Examine the efficacy of other pharmacologic therapy and of nonpharmacologic interventions
An accurate diagnosis is needed to develop an appropriate treatment plan. Revisions in the diagnostic criteria for DLB help PAs to distinguish it more easily from other dementias.