Parkinson Disease Dementia Topic Guide
Parkinson Disease Dementia: Parkinson's isease (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. The most common symptoms are tremor (shaking or trembling) of the hands, arms, ...
Dementia Dementia is the loss of reasoning, memory, and other mental abilities. Dementia may be caused by irreversible as well as treatable causes. A variety of tests (blood tests, scans, assessment of family history) may be used to diagnose dementia. Treatment may include medication and behavioral therapy. Most cases of dementia tend to progress unless the underlying cause is treatable and reversible.