Neuropsychiatric Dysfunction associated with Parkinson’s can be viewed in terms of a patient’s state of mental well-being, and possible issues related to Dementia.
|A Parkinson’s patients mental well-being can be affected by a reaction to the disease, chemical changes in the brain e.g. research indicates acetylcholine is linked to a person’s mental state and serotonin to one’s mood, or the side effects of medications used to manage the disease (therefore may not be due to dementia noted later). This can affect the patients daily life, relationships and ability to socialize significantly. Aspects of mental well-being include:
PARKINSON’S DISEASE AND DEPRESSION
PARKINSON’S COGNITIVE AND MEMORY ISSUES
GENERAL OVERVIEW OF DEMENTIA : Description-Assessment-Types
The next article will consider the fundamental question of What is Parkinson’s Disease ?