Dementia

06 November 2007

Dementia associated with Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of motor systems in the brain.

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Parkinson's disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of motor systems in the brain. PD characteristically presents with a slowing of movements (bradykinesia), rigidity and a resting tremor.

Approximately 40% of people with PD demonstrate cognitive impairment. The movement disorders of PD respond to treatment with levodopa.

For more information visit: Dementia SA: http://www.dementiasa.org/ or Alzheimer’s South Africa: http://www.alzheimers.org.za

 

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