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Is Alzheimer's disease related to Parkinson's disease?

Sarine Salama
Sarine Salama on behalf of MDLIVE
Psychology Specialist
Parkinson's disease is not directly related to Alzheimer's disease but it is a form of dementia that, similar to Alzheimer's disease, affects the brain and memory loss. Parkinson's disease begins by affecting movement resulting in stiffness, difficulty walking, tremors, lack of facial expression and impaired speech. Lewy bodies are found in the brain of patients with Parkinson's thus many people with Parkinson's do develop dementia later on in the disease.

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