Cognitive characteristics associated with mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease.

@article{McKinlay2009CognitiveCA,
  title={Cognitive characteristics associated with mild cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Audrey McKinlay and Randolph C Grace and John C. Dalrymple-Alford and Dongmo Roger},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={121-9}
}
BACKGROUND Cognitive deficits are common in Parkinson's disease (PD), but the range of deficits is variable. The aim of this study was to identify different cognitive subgroups associated with PD. METHODS A broad range of neuropsychological measures and cognitive domains were used in a cluster analysis to identify subgroups of patients. RESULTS Three subgroups of patients were identified. Compared to controls, one PD subgroup showed no or minimal cognitive impairment (PD-NCI), a second… CONTINUE READING

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