Saturday, October 06, 2012

Cognitive changes in Atypical Parkinson's

I just watched this presentation by an Australian neuropsychiatrist (about 45 minutes), and it is very helpful!

She says adynamia (loss of drive and initiative) is the #1 issue.  For MSA she also talks about rigidity (loss of flexibility of thinking).   For all the atypical Parkinson’s she give a list of features:
  • Reduced insight
  • Mental inflexibility
  • Can’t wait, narrow focus
  • Reduced empathy
  • Lack of appropriate concern (for example about the future progression of the disease)
That's such an accurate list of my frustrations.

Other useful lectures:

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