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Parkinson’s Disease and Cognition
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Historical Overview James Parkinson English physician and paleontologist First reported disease - An Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817) Asserted that cognitive function was “unimpaired” in Parkinson’s disease (PD)
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Dementia in PD •P r e v a l e n c e : approximately 10 to 15 % PD patients meet clinical criteria for dementia • Risk factors : increased age, duration of PD, stage of PD (Mayeuz et al., 1988) • Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE): a brief and quantitative measure of cognitive status in adults • Blessed Dementia Scale (BDS): measures the presence and severity of dementia
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Depression in PD Approximately 30-50% of PD patients meet clinical criteria for depression. Measurement Tests: Beck Depression Inventory (BDS): a self-report rating inventory measuring characteristic attitudes and symptoms of depression Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) - a basic screening measure for depression in older adults
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