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Latest Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease Stories

2011-04-13 12:30:00

BRUSSELS, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- New rotigotine data shown in four poster presentations at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) in Hawaii, U.S., highlighted the importance in Parkinson's disease (PD) of addressing both motor- and non-motor symptoms, such as sleep. The data also demonstrated the long-term efficacy and tolerability of rotigotine and showed that plasma rotigotine levels remained stable following patch removal and application of a new...

2011-03-28 17:31:51

During a large-scale study of the socioeconomic costs of this neurodegenerative disease, Danish researchers, some from the University of Copenhagen, discovered that very early symptoms of Parkinson's disease may be revealed in dream or REM sleep. Parkinson's disease is a brain disease best known for the trembling it causes. It is an incurable, chronic disease and gradually affects the muscles and mental capacity, seriously afflicting the lives if the patient and his or her immediate...

2010-09-06 09:03:22

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - Queen's University researchers have found that people with Parkinson's disease can perform automated tasks better than people without the disease, but have significant difficulty switching from easy to hard tasks. The findings are a step towards understanding the aspects of the illness that affect the brain's ability to function on a cognitive level. "We often think of Parkinson's disease as being a disorder of motor function," Douglas Munoz, director of the Queen's...

2008-12-12 10:21:46

 Parkinson's disease affects 6.3 million people worldwide. While the disease is recognized for its profound effects on movement, up to 40 percent of Parkinson's disease patients also develop changes in thought, behavior and judgment.As Parkinson's disease progresses, patients may experience what is called "ËœParkinson's Psychosis,' in which they experience changes in thought, behavior and judgment. In more advanced stages these symptoms include hallucinations where patients...

2008-07-01 15:00:10

By PETER GOTT Dear Dr. Gott: I was diagnosed as having Parkinson's disease. While I've apparently had the condition for a long time, my posture is the same as it has been for many years. In fact, everything is the same. Dear Reader: Parkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that occurs when nerve cells in a part of the brain die or become impaired. Early symptoms are extremely subtle and vary. Some people might have difficulty getting out of a chair, handwriting...

2006-07-17 14:45:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Depression and anxiety are associated with poor sleep quality, daytime drowsiness and nightmares in patients with Parkinson's disease, according to a recent report. Although depression and anxiety affect 40 percent or more of patients with Parkinson's disease, just one study has looked at the impact of these conditions on sleep, Dr. Leora L. Borek, from Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and colleagues note. Moreover, only quality of sleep was examined in...

2006-07-11 07:50:26

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients with Parkinson's disease may exhibit apathetic behavior without being depressed, a group of clinicians report. They suggest in the medical journal Neurology that apathy may therefore be a "core" feature of the disease. "It's important to screen for both apathy and depression so patients can be treated appropriately," noted Dr. Lindsey Kirsch-Darrow in an American Academy of Neurology statement. "It will also be important to educate family members...


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