Parkinsons Disease Dementia

Author(s): Bradley J. Robottom, William J. Weiner

Journal Name: Current Psychiatry Reviews
Continued as Current Psychiatry Research and Reviews

Volume 5 , Issue 3 , 2009


Parkinsons disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative illness diagnosed in the United States. Dementia is recognized to be common in PD, occurring in 19-78% of patients depending upon the definition used. The cognitive syndrome of Parkinsons disease dementia is predominantly one of executive dysfunction, and it has a profile that is distinct from Alzheimers dementia. Neuropsychiatric problems frequently accompany Parkinsons disease dementia and lead to considerable therapeutic challenges. This review focuses on the epidemiology, clinical characteristics, pathology, neuroimaging, diagnosis, and treatment of Parkinsons disease dementia.

Keywords: Parkinson's disease, dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies, acetylcholinesterase inhibitors, neuropsychiatry, cognitive dysfunction

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Year: 2009
Page: [218 - 225]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/157340009788971128
Price: $65

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