Apathy: A very debilitating behavioral disorder that many patients with Parkinson’s disease have to face

Apathy: A very debilitating behavioral disorder that many patients with Parkinson’s disease have to face
It is not depression nor fatigue. Patients are less active, have less interests, and less empathy. It is such a change compared with their previous way of functioning that many caregivers cannot understand. It is often difficult to define, but it significantly impacts quality of life. Clinically, apathy refers to a set of cognitive, behavioral and emotional features, such as ... read more
Source: World Parkinson CongressPublished on 2019-09-13By Kathy Dujardin, PhD