Parkinson Disease Dementia (cont.)
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Parkinson's Disease Dementia Follow-up, Prevention, and Prognosis
A person with Parkinson's disease and dementia requires regular checkups with his or her health care professional.
Eventually, the person with Parkinson's disease and dementia will likely become unable to care for himself or herself or even to make decisions about his or her care if the patient lives long enough with Parkinson's disease and dementia.
Parkinson's disease dementia prevention
There is no known way of preventing dementia in Parkinson's disease. However, patients with Parkinson's disease are urged to continue to exercise and live a healthy lifestyle as this may delay or reduce the onset of dementia, although there is no good data to indicate this will occur.
Parkinson's disease dementia prognosis
Persons with Parkinson's disease and dementia have a poorer prognosis than persons with Parkinson's disease without dementia. Their risk of mood disorders and other complications, as well as premature death, is higher.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/1/2015
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