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By On March 27th, 2013

Parkinson’s Increases Risk of Dementia

There are two ways one can develop dementia: through damage, such as a stroke, or through disease, such as Alzheimer’s. Recently, Norwegian researchers conducted a study of Parkinson’s Disease patients and their development from mild cognitive impairment to dementia.

Medical News Today has the full report, but their findings suggest that Parkinson’s patients are at an increased risk of dementia. In addition, those patients’ relatives are also at an increased risk of dementia due to sharing similar genetic variants.

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