"Neuroscientists have become increasingly aware that cognitive dysfunction is not only an expected change for many individuals with PD, it can also be one of the most concerning and debilitating symptoms. Therefore, understanding patients' perspectives about their experiences has important implications for healthcare practices, particularly in the context of a "patient-centered" approach to care. This report highlights many pertinent points regarding perceived changes in cognition as it relates to age and disease duration, current cognitive difficulties, and important implications related to the impact of cognitive difficulties on day-to-day functions. Recommendations pertaining to cognitive functioning in individuals with PD are also discussed," comments Jeffrey Wertheimer, Ph.D., ABPP-CN, clinical neuropsychologist and Chief Research Consultant for The Parkinson Alliance.
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About The Parkinson Alliance
The Parkinson Alliance is a national non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for Parkinson's research and improving the quality of life in the DBS community. After undergoing bi-lateral DBS in 2000, Margaret Tuchman, President of PA, founded DBS4PD.org to keep the community informed.
The Parkinson Alliance
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SOURCE The Parkinson Alliance