Dementia with Lewy Bodies

Clinical and Biological Aspects

  • Kenji Kosaka

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

  3. Biological Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. John-Paul Taylor, Daniel Collerton, Fiona LeBeau, Elaine Perry
      Pages 23-39
  4. Clinical Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 57-57
    2. Yuta Manabe, Kenji Kosaka
      Pages 87-92
    3. Yoshikuni Mizuno
      Pages 93-109
  5. Biological Markers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Koji Kasanuki, Eizo Iseki
      Pages 131-139
    3. Louise Colledge, Tim Whitfield, Zuzana Walker
      Pages 141-155
    4. Masahito Yamada, Mitsuhiro Yoshita, Miharu Samuraki, Junji Komatsu, Kenichi Nakajima
      Pages 157-170
    5. Takahiko Tokuda, Ryotaro Ishii, Harutsugu Tatebe, Takashi Kasai, Omar M. A. El-Agnaf
      Pages 171-192
    6. Mieko Tanaka, Toshimitsu Musha, Yohei Kobayashi, Haruyasu Matsuzaki, Yukio Kosugi
      Pages 193-204
  6. Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Koh Iwasaki, Shin Takayama
      Pages 235-241

About this book


This book describes biological and clinical aspects of dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), one of the most common types of progressive dementia, although in most cases the cause is unknown. The editor has made a major contribution to the understanding of the disease since he first reported DLB in 1976. Written by renowned experts in the field, the book discusses not only diagnostic criteria and clinical symptoms of DLB but also various imaging modalities and biological markers such as alpha-synuclein, which are useful for diagnosis of DLB. Dementia with Lewy Bodies is aimed at psychiatrists, neurologists, and researchers who are interested in DLB.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kenji Kosaka
    • 1
  1. 1.Yokohama City UniversityYokohamaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Japan KK 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55946-7
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55948-1
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