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Study identifies ways to differentiate dementia patients

Greek researchers found that individuals with dementia with Lewy bodies had significantly higher total Neuropsychiatric Inventory scores, indicating increased neuropsychiatric symptoms, and alpha-synuclein levels in their cerebrospinal fluid compared with those with Parkinson's disease dementia and those with Alzheimer's disease. The findings in the Journal of Neurology suggest that combining neuropsychiatric symptoms and alpha-synuclein levels may prompt more accurate DLB diagnoses, researchers wrote.

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