Has incidence of Parkinson's disease increased over past 30 years?
A study of patients in a Minnesota county suggests the incidence (New cases) of parkinsonism and Parkinson's disease may have increased over the past 30 years but that trend may not be genuine and must be confirmed in other populations. Ref. Source 6b.
Predicting cognitive deficits in people with Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is commonly thought of as a movement disorder, but after years of living with the disease, approximately 25 percent of patients also experience deficits in cognition that impair function. A newly developed research tool may help predict a patient's risk for developing dementia and could enable clinical trials aimed at finding treatments to prevent the cognitive effects of the disease. Source 7b.
Caffeine level in blood may help diagnose people with Parkinson's disease. Testing the level of caffeine in the blood may provide a simple way to aid the diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. Source 6y.