Autonomic dysfunction in dementia.

  title={Autonomic dysfunction in dementia.},
  author={Louise M. Allan and Clive G. Ballard and John Allen and A. C. Murray and Adrian W. Davidson and Ian G. McKeith and Rose Anne M Kenny},
  journal={Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry},
  volume={78 7},
BACKGROUND There are no studies of autonomic function comparing Alzheimer's disease (AD), vascular dementia (VAD), dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD). AIMS To assess cardiovascular autonomic function in 39 patients with AD, 30 with VAD, 30 with DLB, 40 with PDD and 38 elderly controls by Ewing's battery of autonomic function tests and power spectral analysis of heart rate variability. To determine the prevalence of orthostatic hypotension and autonomic… CONTINUE READING