Cognitive performance and the probability of prodromal Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • Prodromal Parkinson’s disease (pPD) is associated with lower cognitive performance in five different cognitive domains.

Why this matters

  • The correlation of subtle cognitive problems with increased risk of pPD indicates that physicians should carefully assess motor symptoms in those with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or other memory issues to screen for pPD.