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More than 3/4 of Parkinson’s disease patients developed dementia during an 8-year study.

Aarsland D, Andersen K, Larsen J, Lolk A. Prevalence and Characteristics of Dementia in Parkinson Disease: An 8-year prospective study. Arch Neurol. 2003; 60(3): 387-92. http://archneur.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/full/60/3/387

Reference

Title
Prevalence and Characteristics of Dementia in Parkinson Disease: An 8-year prospective study
Publication
Arch Neurol
Publication Date
2003
Authors
Aarsland D, Andersen K, Larsen J, Lolk A
Volume & Issue
Volume 60, Issue 3
Pages
387-92
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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