Latest Non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease Stories
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.
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 Parkinsonâ€™s disease may be revealed in dream or REM sleep.
Queenâ€™s University researchers have found that people with Parkinsonâ€™s disease can perform automated tasks better than people without the disease, but have significant difficulty switching from easy to hard tasks.
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 "ËParkinson's Psychosis,' in which they experience changes in thought, behavior and judgment. In more advanced stages these symptoms include hallucinations where patients...
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.
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.
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.