Clinical management of Parkinson's disease dementia: pitfalls and progress

Samuel, M. and Maidment, I. and Boustani, M. and Fox, C. (2006) Clinical management of Parkinson's disease dementia: pitfalls and progress. Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 12 (2). pp. 121-129. ISSN 1355-5146. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which include cognitive, behavioural and psychological problems, are significant not just in epidemiological terms but also in their impact on patients and carers. Each symptom requires careful evaluation, owing to the potential overlap with comorbid conditions and also to the multiple aetiological pathways in Parkinson’s disease. Such monitoring allows enhanced management. However, the diagnostic difficulties arising from these non-motor symptoms require further research. Here we describe the efficacy and some of the problems of medication used for non-motor symptoms, including antiparkinsonian medication, antipsychotics and acetylcholinesterase inhibitors.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Kent Institute of Medicine and Health Sciences (KIMHS)
Depositing User: M.P. Stone
Date Deposited: 16 Mar 2009 14:09
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2009 14:09
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/12267 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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