Parkinson Disease Dementia (cont.)
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Parkinson's Disease Dementia Symptoms
Cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease may range from a single isolated symptom to severe dementia.
Cognitive symptoms in PD include the following:
Persons with PD, with or without dementia, may often respond slowly to questions and requests. They may become dependent, fearful, indecisive, and passive. As the disease progresses, many people with PD may become increasingly dependent on spouses or caregivers.
Major mental disorders are common in PD. Two or more of these may appear together in the same person.
The combination of depression, dementia, and PD usually means a faster cognitive decline and more severe disability. Hallucinations, delusions, agitation, and manic states can occur as adverse effects of drug treatment of PD.
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