Treatment of Parkinsonism in Patients with Non-Parkinson Dementia

  • Raja Mehanna
  • Hubert H. FernandezEmail author


Parkinsonism and dementia can co-occur in patients without Parkinson’s disease, and most of patients with neurodegenerative parkinsonism develop significant cognitive impairment. Parkinsonism–dementia syndromes notably include dementia with Lewy bodies, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, normal-pressure hydrocephalus, vascular parkinsonism and dementia, drug-induced parkinsonism and dementia, frontotemporal lobe dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease. Therapeutic options for parkinsonism in these patients are limited, and data are scarce. In this chapter, we summarize the available information on this topic.


Parkinsonism Dementia Treatment Dementia with Lewy bodies Progressive supranuclear palsy Corticobasal syndrome Normal-pressure hydrocephalus Frontotemporal lobe dementia Alzheimer’s disease 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of Texas Health Science Center in HoustonHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of NeurologyCleveland Clinic Lerner College of MedicineClevelandUSA

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