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Is Parkinsos A Type Of Dementia?

Is Parkinsos A Type Of Dementia?

My husband was diagnosed with vascular dementia earlier this year. His tremors have gotten very bad. The dr doesn't know if it is essential tremors or Parkinsons since they happen when at rest and movement. He referred him to a movement disorder specialist neurologist for evaluation. Someone said Parkinsons is a form of dementia.

A myALZteam Member said:

Parkinson's is a form of dementia. Dementia is the umbrella and there are several different spokes off of it. Vascular dementia, Alzheimer's and Parkinsons are a few of those spokes.

posted 7 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

I didn't know that dementia and Parkinson's were connected. This explains a bit about what is going on with my husband. It is becoming more difficult for him to remember things like whether he talked to his sister on her birthday, how to use the TV remote, who has called or visited recently, etc. He doesn't find it especially troubling, but it makes me unbelievably sad to see him going down this difficult road. Our family and friends now ask him questions about his earlier university research and teaching experiences, so that he can respond like the "old" him.

posted 7 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

Hi one of my patients has Parkinson’s. He shows minor hand tremors. It’s been 11/2 years and dementia is blossoming. Hope this helps? 💜JDT

posted 7 days ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband has vascular dementia, but I have not noticed the tremors that you mentioned.

His dad had Parkinson’s disease. At the end he obviously also had some kind of dementia. We did not see his dad often because they lived so far away from us.

posted 8 days ago
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