Parkinson Disease Dementia Topic Guide
Parkinson Disease Dementia: Parkinson's Disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the brain. It mainly affects movements of the body. Severe cognitive impairments associated with PD are a form of dementia. The condition is diagnosed via neuropsychological testing. Various classes of prescription medications are used to treat the condition.
Stroke-Related Dementia Dementia is a blanket term to describe significant cognitive and memory decay that could be caused by a number of different conditions. A stroke is a bleed or blockage in the blood vessels that may starve parts of the brain of oxygen. Thought and memory impairment due to a stroke is called vascular dementia. Medications and behavioral therapy may prevent further strokes and slow cognitive decline, but stroke damage cannot be repaired after more than a few hours after the event.
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