Neuropsychological profiles predict future dementia conversion in early-stage Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Level of performance in four key cognitive domains, particularly frontal/executive, can predict the risk for dementia conversion in people with early-stage Parkinson’s disease.

Why this matters

    It is now recognized that cognitive decline is a common occurrence in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease. These findings suggest that specific neuropsychological profiles at diagnosis could be used to predict risk of developing dementia, enabling earlier intervention and management.