Special Issue "Parkinson’s Disease and Cognition"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2021).
Interests: Parkinson’s disease; movement disorders; neurodegenerative diseases; cognitive impairment and dementia; neurodegeneration; neuroimaging; clinical neuropsychology; neurological diseases
It is my pleasure to announce a new Special Issue of Behavioral Sciences on “Cognition in Parkinson’s Disease”. Since the recognition of nonmotor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, cognitive impairment has attracted a lot of interest, mainly due to its impact on quality of life and daily function. It affects a high number of patients, keeping in mind that Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease and that up to 80% of patients will develop it in the long term.
Even though there are still unmet needs, such as an specific an effective treatment, knowledge about this entity has increased in the last few years. I would like to invite you to collaborate in this Special Issue, including helpful information for the readers such as the epidemiology and importance of mild cognitive impairment and dementia and PD, how to make the diagnosis and which tests we should use, biomarkers including CSF and neuroimaging, as well as current treatments, drugs in development, and potential future approaches. I would also like to include the clinical semiology describing the different cognitive domains including also social cognition, a less studied field in PD but with a huge interest in social interactions in these patients.
A better recognition and approach of this disabling entity may have a huge beneficial effect on our patients.
I hope you find this project interesting, and I will be so glad if you agree to collaborate with us.
Dr. Carmen Gasca-Salas
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- Parkinson’s disease
- Mild cognitive impairment