About the book
Parkinson's disease (PD) is commonly associated with tremors, and slowness of movement. But in addition to understanding such motor symptoms, it is important to understand that PD can cause a variety of nonmotor symptoms (NMS). One of the most debilitating NMS' is cognitive impairment which can occur anytime during the course of the disease. Despite that majority of the patients with PD have impairment of cognition, many of them go undiagnosed for years.
This book, divided into five sections, intends to provide the health care professionals with state of the art knowledge on historical facts and incidence and prevalence of PDD in section one; the methodology and clinical assessment tools used to diagnose patients with PDD in section two; the management strategies and treatment algorithm in section three; and current research on medical and potential surgical interventions in section four. Section five, the final section, will provide the readers an array of cutting edge treatment options for PDD, offering hopes on biological interventions that may change the course of the disease.