PD talk

Tuesday, 11am

tip of iceberg
motor dysfunctions
——————//// nonmotor features
abnormalities of functions
visual dysfunctions
convergence of eyes
impaired contrast sensitivity
pain
impairments in sense of smell
sleep disorders
insomnia
74-98% of individuals
REM sleep behavior disorder
up to 50%
involves acting out dreams
behavioral changes
depression 30-45%
due to chemical changes in brain
serotonin
anxiety
close to 40%
apathy
reduced emotion
lack of concern
dementia
16-21 over 5yr
50-21 in 20years

autonomic functions
drop in blood pressure after getting up (orthostatic ) or eating

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