Delirium incidence higher with dementia with Lewy bodies than Alzheimer’s disease

Takeaway

  • Before and after dementia diagnosis, the incidence of delirium is higher in patients with dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) than patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Why this matters

  • Differentiating delirium from dementia can be challenging; an accurate dementia diagnosis in patients with DLB may lead to fewer unnecessary interventions such as antipsychotic treatment.