Dissecting the distinct contributions of Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body disease to dementia

Takeaway

  • New imaging techniques are able to provide greater detail on the distinct contributions of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Lewy body disease (LBD) to cognitive dysfunction and brain atrophy in dementia.

Why this matters

  • As AD and LBD are clinically similar diseases, little is known about their individual pathophysiological effects on dementia symptoms due to previously-limited imaging techniques.