The relation between cognition and motor dysfunction in drug-naive newly diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease.

@article{Domellf2011TheRB,
  title={The relation between cognition and motor dysfunction in drug-naive newly diagnosed patients with Parkinson's disease.},
  author={Magdalena Eriksson Domell{\"o}f and Eva Elgh and Lars Forsgren},
  journal={Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={26 12},
  pages={2183-9}
}
Recent studies have reported cognitive decline to be common in the early phase of Parkinson's disease. Imaging data connect working memory and executive functioning to the dopamine system. It has also been suggested that bradykinesia is the clinical manifestation most closely related to the nigrostriatal lesion. Exploring the relationship between motor dysfunction and cognition can help us find shared or overlapping systems serving different functions. This relationship has been sparsely… CONTINUE READING
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