Friday, October 3, 2008

New Predictors May Signal Dementia Risk in Early Parkinson's

Medscape Medical News
Allison Gantley
(Salt Lake City, Utah) — Early bulbar and autonomic dysfunction may predict the onset of dementia in early Parkinson's disease, report investigators. Presenting here at the American Neurological Association 133rd Annual Meeting, researchers unveiled 2 possible new predictors and outlined the incidence of dementia in early Parkinson's disease. Their findings are based on the well-known Deprenyl and Tocopherol Antioxidative Therapy for Parkinson's Disease (DATATOP), a long-term study of 800 patients with early untreated Parkinson's.

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