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.
Dementia is the loss of reasoning, memory, and other mental abilities. Dementia may be caused by irreversible causes such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's dementia, lewy body dementia, and vascular dementia. There are also treatable causes of dementia such as infections, head injury, normal hydrocephalus, and metabolic and hormonal disorders. Early symptoms of dementia include:
A variety of tests (blood tests, scans, assessment of family history) may be used to diagnose dementia. Treatment may include medication and behavioral therapy.
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