Explaining Cognitive Dysfunction in Parkinson’s Disease
In this video from the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Dr. Rachel Dolhun, neurologist and movement disorder specialist, talks about cognitive dysfunction in Parkinson’s disease patients.
Dr. Dolhun explains that cognitive dysfunction is a non-motor symptom whereby a person’s memory or thinking ability is compromised. It can happen at any point in Parkinson’s disease and the severity can vary from patient to patient. She then talks about the brain cell changes that occur in Parkinson’s disease patients and how cognitive dysfunction can lead to dementia.
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