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Some individuals with Parkinson’s disease talk, walk, or act out dreams and nightmares in their sleep. The may inadvertently injure themselves or their bed partners in the process.

Simmons A, Tarsy D. Parkinson’s Disease in Later Life. Generations. 2006; 3: 57-63. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/asag/gen/2006/00000030/00000003/art00010

Reference

Title
Parkinson’s Disease in Later Life
Publication
Generations
Publisher
American Society on Aging
Publication Date
2006
Authors
Simmons A, Tarsy D
Pages
57-63
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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