Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology and Therapeutics
Online ISSN : 1884-8826
ISSN-L : 1884-8826
Case Report
Efficacy of donepezil for the treatment of visual and multiple sensory hallucinations in dementia with Lewy bodies
Katsuyuki UkaiBranko AleksicRyoko IshiharaHiroto ShibayamaShuji IritaniNorio Ozaki
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2011 Volume 2 Pages 56-58


In this manuscript, we present a case report of a patient suffering from dementia with Lewy bodies who experienced not only visual but also four other sensory hallucinations, which were interdependent and may have influenced the patient's behavior. To the best of our knowledge, based on our search of the literature, this is the first such reported case of dementia with Lewy bodies.In this paper, we review the literature related to drug therapy for dementia with Lewy bodies, and propose, based on our clinical observations, that cholinesterase inhibitors, including donepezil, should be used as first-line drugs for the treatment and management of psychotic symptoms, including all five sensory hallucinations, in dementia with Lewy bodies.

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© 2011 The Japanese Society of Clinical Neuropsychopharmacology
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