Do risk factors for Alzheimer's disease predict dementia in Parkinson's disease? An exploratory study.

@article{Levy2002DoRF,
  title={Do risk factors for Alzheimer's disease predict dementia in Parkinson's disease? An exploratory study.},
  author={Gilberto Levy and M. Tang and Lucien J. Cot{\'e} and Elan Daniel Louis and Brenda Alfaro and Helen Mejia and Yaakov Stern and Karen S. Marder},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2002},
  volume={17 2},
  pages={250-7}
}
The extent to which concomitant Alzheimer's disease (AD) is etiologically related to the development of dementia in Parkinson's disease (PD) remains controversial. We explored the association of four risk factors associated with AD, including head injury, smoking, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus, with incident dementia in PD. A cohort of 180 nondemented PD patients from the Washington Heights community in northern Manhattan, New York, completed a risk factor questionnaire at baseline and… CONTINUE READING