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Research Roundup: Cognition Changes and Parkinson’s 101

Date: 
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Author: 
Parkinson's Foundation

If you have Parkinson’s disease (PD), or know someone who does, you likely know that PD affects dopamine A chemical messenger (neurotransmitter) that regulates movement and emotions. levels in the brain. But did you know that PD also alters serotonin, norepinephrine and acetylcholine A chemical messenger (n

Cognition: A Mind Guide to Parkinson’s Disease

There are many aspects of cognition: thinking, understanding, learning, remembering, problem solving, language and more. This guide explains what affects your thinking (e.g., age, sleep problems, medications) and what cognitive changes can happen in Parkinson’s disease. It includes coping tips for both people with Parkinson’s and care partners and stories that show strategies others use to manage their thinking changes.

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