Think a patient might have REM behavior disorder? Clinical Advisor offers advice on what to look for.

For the clinician, identifying REM sleep behavior disorder in patients is significant because 38% to 65% of patients diagnosed with the condition develop synucleinopathy within 10 to 29 years of initial presentation. Although Parkinson disease is the most common neurological manifestation of the condition, other diseases such as Lewy body dementia and multiple system atrophy may also develop.