Lewy Body Dementia: An Overview of Promising Therapeutics. Current neurology and neuroscience reports Skylar-Scott, I. A., Sha, S. J. 2023


Lewy body dementia (LBD) encompasses dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) and Parkinson's disease dementia (PDD). This article will emphasize potential disease-modifying therapies as well as investigative symptomatic treatments for non-motor symptoms including cognitive impairment and psychosis that can present a tremendous burden to patients with LBD and their caregivers.We review 11 prospective disease-modifying therapies (DMT) including four with phase 2 data (neflamapimod, nilotinib, bosutinib, and E2027); four with some limited data in symptomatic populations including phase 1, open-label, registry, or cohort data (vodabatinib, ambroxol, clenbuterol, and terazosin); and three with phase 1 data in healthy populations (Anle138b, fosgonimeton, and CT1812). We also appraise four symptomatic therapies for cognitive impairment, but due to safety and efficacy concerns, only NYX-458 remains under active investigation. Of symptomatic therapies for psychosis recently investigated, pimavanserin shows promise in LBD, but studies of nelotanserin have been suspended. Although the discovery of novel symptomatic and disease-modifying therapeutics remains a significant challenge, recently published and upcoming trials signify promising strides toward that aim.

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