A simplified algorithm may lead to overestimate dementia in PD. A clinical and epidemiological study using criteria for PD-D proposed by the Movement Disorders Task Force

@article{Battista2011ASA,
  title={A simplified algorithm may lead to overestimate dementia in PD. A clinical and epidemiological study using criteria for PD-D proposed by the Movement Disorders Task Force},
  author={Maria Elena Di Battista and Patrizia Giustini and Silvia Perugin Bernardi and Paola Stirpe and Nicola Vanacore and Giuseppe Meco},
  journal={Journal of Neural Transmission},
  year={2011},
  volume={118},
  pages={1609-1612}
}
Making an accurate diagnosis of dementia in Parkinson’s disease (PD-D) patients is a challenge that neurologists will have to face in the coming years. In 2007, a Task force of the Movement Disorders Society proposed operational diagnostic criteria for the diagnosis of PD-D, consisting of step I and step II. We assessed the validity of step I with reference to the diagnosis made after a formal neuropsychological evaluation and by applying the current gold standard for the diagnosis of PD-D (DSM… CONTINUE READING

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