Preserved amygdala metabolism in dementia with Lewy bodies may help with diagnosis

Takeaway

  • The frequent preservation of amygdala metabolism in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) versus other forms of the disease may help lend confidence to a diagnosis, especially in early disease.

Why this matters

  • DLB is common among elderly individuals but difficult to diagnose relative to other forms of dementia. Identifying imaging biomarkers of disease type could allow earlier diagnosis.