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.
Lewy Bodies Dementia (LBD) Dementia with Lewy bodies or Lewy body dementia is the name for a group of in which dementia is caused by the presence of Lewy bodies in the brain. The cause of formations of Lewy bodies in the brain is not known. Symptoms of dementia with lewy bodies include recent loss of memory, difficulty conentrating or paying attention, misperceptions of space and time, the inability to think or reason, anbnormal movements of Parkinson's disease, depression, delusions, agitation, and unexplained fainting. Treatment of dementia with Lewy bodies is focused on lifestyle changes, care for the individual with dementia with Lewy bodies, and medicaiton to manage symptoms.
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