What Is Parkinson's Disease Dementia?

Q:
What is Parkinson’s disease dementia?

A:
In brief, Parkinson’s disease (PD) is an age-related disorder of certain brain cells. It mainly affects movements of the body, but other problems, including dementia, may occur. Although it is not a hereditary disease, people who are born in a demetia family do have a higher risk.

What are the symptoms?

In fact, symptoms vary depending on the stages and conditions of the disease. However, the most common cognitive symptoms in Parkinson’s disease include the following:

  • Loss of decision-making ability
  • Inflexibility in adapting to changes
  • Loss of direction in familiar surroundings
  • Problems learning new material
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Loss of short-term and long-term memory
  • Difficulty putting a sequence of events in correct order
  • Problems using complex language and comprehending others’ complex language

What are the causes?

Up to now, the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is still unclear. But there are some factors that may increase the risk:

  • Age 70 years or older
  • Exposure to severe psychological stress
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Low education level

Finally, always remember early treatment can ease your symptoms more effectively. So seek medical diagnosis and treatment once you notice the early symptoms.

 

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