Niccolini F, Diamantopoulos K, Kiosses S, Politis M. Be vigilant for dementia in Parkinson’s disease. Practitioner 2017;261(1804):11-15

Be vigilant for dementia in Parkinson’s disease

23 May 2017Pais-up subscribers

It is estimated that up to 80% of patients with Parkinson’s disease will eventually develop cognitive impairment over the course of their illness. Even at the time of diagnosis, cognitive impairment has been reported in 20-25% of patients. Commonly affected domains are executive function, visuospatial ability and attention control. In addition, patients with Parkinson’s disease dementia may present with deficits in language function and verbal memory.

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