Parkinson Disease and Dementia

  title={Parkinson Disease and Dementia},
  author={S. Garc{\'i}a-Ptacek and M. Kramberger},
  journal={Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology},
  pages={261 - 270}
  • S. García-Ptacek, M. Kramberger
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Dementia is a frequent complication of Parkinson disease (PD) with a yearly incidence of around 10% of patients with PD. Lewy body pathology is the most important factor in the development of Parkinson disease dementia (PDD) and there is evidence for a synergistic effect with β-amyloid. The clinical phenotype in PDD extends beyond the dysexecutive syndrome that is often present in early PD and encompasses deficits in recognition memory, attention, and visual perception. Sleep disturbances… CONTINUE READING
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