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Medicine and Cognition

Monday July 28, 2014

Cognitive problems, namely executive dysfunction is common in Parkinson’s disease. Medicines, of course, can worsen cognition including memory. Although dopaminergic medicines are the most commonly used medicines to treat PD motor symptoms, there are many others to be aware of as they too can cause thinking problems.

The following discussion lists medications by categories of use followed by examples that can cause problems.

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Can you give any additional information about Othello Syndrome in the context of PD?

Thursday May 16, 2013

Othello syndrome describes a form of psychosis in which one has delusional thoughts about their partner having an affair or similar relationship that does not exist. They may misinterpret ‘clues’ to support this delusion.

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What causes hallucinations?

Sunday April 21, 2013

Hallucinations are a side effect associated with dopaminergic medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease motor symptoms.

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How does Parkinson's affect cognition? What can be done about it?

Wednesday February 06, 2013

Cognitive changes associated with Parkinson’s are mostly a category of thinking skills called executive function.

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