ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help
Facebook Google Plus
Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Lyme Disease  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Is a Good Night's Sleep at the Top of Your Wishlist?

Ashwagandha Helps Hormones - Aids Arthritis

Why You Should Be Eating More Porcini Mushrooms

A Breathalyzer for Disease?

How Bacopa Can Help Improve Your Cognitive Function

Magnesium Reduces Diabetes and Helps Keep You Young

Lavender Aromatherapy Can Ease Pre-Op Anxiety

Give Your Health a Much-Needed Boost With Geranium

The Role of Resveratrol in Achieving Optimal Health

Could Coconut Oil Help Reduce Antibiotics?

 
Print Page
Email Article

REM sleep behavior disorder and dementia: cognitive differences when compared with AD.

  [ 42 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
By Ferman TJ, Boeve BF, Smith GE, Silber MH, Kokmen E • www.ProHealth.com • March 23, 1999


OBJECTIVE: To determine whether the dementia associated with REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) differs from Alzheimer's disease (AD) and, if so, whether differences in cognitive performance between RBD/dementia and AD resemble reported differences between dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and AD.

METHODS: This retrospective study compares neurocognitive performance between 31 patients with degenerative dementia and polysomnography-confirmed RBD and 31 patients without brainstem Lewy body pathology who met Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD) clinical and neuropathologic criteria for AD. The patient groups did not differ in dementia severity (based on Global Deterioration Scale score) or duration.

RESULTS: RBD preceded or coincided with the onset of cognitive decline in 94% of the patients. All but one patient with RBD/dementia had one or more of the following clinical features of DLB: visual hallucinations, extrapyramidal signs, or fluctuating cognition/alertness. The data revealed significantly worse performance on attention, perceptual organization, visual memory, and letter fluency for the RBD/dementia group, whereas the AD group showed significantly worse performance on confrontation naming and verbal memory.

CONCLUSIONS: Patients with RBD and degenerative dementia demonstrate a significantly different pattern of cognitive performance from patients with AD. Most of the patients in the RBD/dementia sample also meet criteria for possible or probable DLB, and the pattern of cognitive differences from AD is similar to reported comparisons between DLB and AD. The cognitive and clinical data provide evidence to suggest that the dementia associated with RBD may represent DLB.

Source: Neurology 1999 Mar 23;52(5):951-7
PMID: 10102411, UI: 99200534

(Department of Psychiatry and Psychology, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN, USA. ferman.tanis@mayo.edu )




Post a Comment

Featured Products From the ProHealth Store
Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil


Article Comments



Be the first to comment on this article!

Post a Comment


 
Optimized Curcumin Longvida with Omega-3

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Ultra ATP+, Double Strength Ultra ATP+, Double Strength
Get energized with malic acid & magnesium

Natural Remedies

How Glutathione Can Save Your Life How Glutathione Can Save Your Life
D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About D-ficient? Health Risks You Need to Know About
A Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood A Hard-Working Molecule that May Help Ease Pain & Brighten Mood
Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief? Itching to Find Dry Skin Relief?
Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones Strontium - The Missing Mineral for Strong Bones

CONTACT US
ProHealth, Inc.
555 Maple Ave
Carpinteria, CA 93013
(800) 366-6056  |  Email

· Become a Wholesaler
· Vendor Inquiries
· Affiliate Program
SHOP WITH CONFIDENCE
Credit Card Processing
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTERS
Get the latest news about Fibromyalgia, M.E/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Lyme Disease and Natural Wellness

CONNECT WITH US ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus

© 2017 ProHealth, Inc. All rights reserved. Pain Tracker App  |  Store  |  Customer Service  |  Guarantee  |  Privacy  |  Contact Us  |  Library  |  RSS  |  Site Map