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Dementia in Parkinson's Disease

Lin Zhang

University of California, Davis

Dr. Zhang is a principal investigator in clinical research in experimental therapeutics in the area of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, a senior member and lifetime fellow of AAN, and medical director of functional neuroscience. He recently has received funding for COVID related research to improve the efficiency of clinical screening of patients for Corona viral infections.


John Olichney

University of California, Davis

John Olichney, MD is a Behavioral Neurologist and Dementia specialist with particular expertise in Lewy body disease, especially its effects on memory, cognition, and behavior. He directs the Cognitive Electrophysiology and Neuroimaging (CEAN) laboratory in UC Davis’ Center for Mind and Brain (CMB) and a 2-year UCNS-accredited Fellowship on “Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry in Neurodegeneration and Aging” which trains neurologists and psychiatrists to become experts in dementia research.


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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.

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Lin Zhang

University of California, Davis

Dr. Zhang's clinical and research interests focus primarily on Parkinson's disease, including its epidemiology and the association between past nutritional deficiency and current prevalence of the disease. He is testing new drugs with neuroprotective properties that may slow down the progression of Parkinson's. Dr. Zhang also specializes in functional neurology focusing on the implantation and management of deep brain stimulation. He is investigating the clinical manifestation of the disease in patients with atypical Parkinson's disease, and those with a family history of pre-mutation for fragile X syndrome, a genetic disorder that typically affects children. Additionally, Dr. Zhang specializes in botulinum toxin (Botox) treatments for a variety of conditions, including, but not limited to, dystonia, spasticity and tremor. He uses electric muscle testing when giving Botox injections to improve accuracy and gain maximal results. Dr. Zhang serves as editor, reviewer for multiple journals. He is funded by private and federal agencies in the areas of gene therapy, drug trials, and translational research. He recently has received funding for Covid related research to improve the efficiency of clinical screening of patients for Corona viral infections.

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