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Dementia is Nearly Inevitable for Parkinson’s Disease Patients

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Biundo R, Weis L, Antonini A. Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Disease: The complex picture. NPJ Parkinsons Dis. 2016; 2(16018). https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5516581/

Reference

Title
Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Disease: The complex picture
Publication
NPJ Parkinsons Dis
Publication Date
2016
Authors
Biundo R, Weis L, Antonini A
Volume & Issue
Volume 2, Issue 16018
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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