The Epidemiology of Dementia in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

  • Karen Marder
  • Richard Mayeux
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 295)


Though in his 1817 monograph on the ‘Shaking Palsy’, James Parkinson believed in “the absence of any injury to the senses and to the intellect”, it is now widely accepted that dementia is often seen in idiopathic Parkinson’s disease.Prevalence estimates of cognitive impairment in Parkinson’s disease have ranged from under 10% to over 80%(Brown and Marsden, 1984), attesting to the variable methodologies employed and populations studied.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Karen Marder
    • 1
  • Richard Mayeux
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, College of Physicians and SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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