Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Study says life span normal when Parkinson's does not affect thinking

In the past, researchers believed that Parkinson's disease did not affect life expectancy. But recent studies showed a somewhat shorter life span. Now a new study suggests that when the disease does not affect thinking skills ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Blood test may help differentiate Parkinson's from similar diseases

A simple blood test may be as accurate as a spinal fluid test when trying to determine whether symptoms are caused by Parkinson's disease or another atypical parkinsonism disorder, according to a new study published in the ...

Neuroscience

Five CSF markers differentiate dementia, parkinsonism

(HealthDay)—Levels of five different cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) biomarkers are able to improve differentiation between common dementia and parkinsonian disorders, according to a study published online Aug. 27 in the Archives ...

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