Predicting Parkinson’s Disease Through Sleep Disorders


In this video from (the) Gen, Associate Professor Simon Lewis from the Brain and Mind Institute in Australia talks about how Parkinson’s disease can be predicted in patients through sleep disorders.

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Lewis explains that patients often present sleep disorders where they may be thrashing and kicking out in their sleep before they are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He says that in around 80 percent of cases where people over the age of 50 have this sleep disorder, they go on to develop Parkinson’s disease over the next 15 years. He also talks about how losing sense of smell and constipation can be precursors to the disease as well.

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