Dagmar Hyacintha Hepp

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by a gradual accumulation of neuropathology that may begin many years before a clinical diagnosis can be made using currently accepted criteria. Here, we first review the prevalence of α-synuclein neuropathology in elderly and discuss its clinical relevance in Parkinson patients. Subsequently, the results of a(More)
BACKGROUND Visual hallucinations (VH) in Parkinson's disease (PD) are associated with PD dementia and have been related to cognitive impairments in non-demented PD patients. Reports on the specific cognitive domains affected are conflicting. The aim of the present study was to investigate the presence of specific cognitive impairments in non-demented PD(More)
There is a cholinergic deficit in Parkinson disease (PD) and in dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) that plays a role in a variety of clinical symptoms, including visual hallucinations (VH). The aim of this study was to assess cholinergic neuronal loss and PD and Alzheimer disease pathology in the pedunculopontine nucleus pars compacta (PPNc) of PD and DLB(More)
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