Deep Brain Stimulation May Increase Dementia Risk in Some Parkinson’s Patients, Study Suggests

Deep Brain Stimulation May Increase Dementia Risk in Some Parkinson’s Patients, Study Suggests
Parkinson’s disease patients with mild cognitive impairment who undergo deep brain stimulation are at a higher risk of cognitive decline and dementia, a long term “real-life”study suggests. The study, “Longterm outcome of cognition, affective state, and quality of life following subthalamic deep brain stimulation in Parkinson’s disease,” was published in the Journal of Neural Transmission. Subthalamic nucleus-deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) ... read more
Source: Parkinson’s News TodayPublished on 2019-02-01By Patricia Inacio, PhD