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Avoiding mental changes and falls in older Parkinson's patients.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3732809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Falling occurs more often in patients with Parkinson's disease when there is inadequate--not excessive--effect of the antiparkinsonian agent. Thus, falling may be evidence of a need for increased dosage. Of PD patients participating in a study, 60% reported experiencing hallucinations, confusion, vivid dreams, or nightmares. Confusion (34%) was the most commonly reported mental complaint; 27% reported vivid dreams; 26%, hallucinations; and 20%, nightmares.
G W Paulson; K Schafer; B Hallum
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Geriatrics     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0016-867X     ISO Abbreviation:  Geriatrics     Publication Date:  1986 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-17     Completed Date:  1986-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985102R     Medline TA:  Geriatrics     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-62, 67     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Accident Prevention
Antiparkinson Agents / adverse effects,  therapeutic use*
Cognition Disorders / etiology*
Confusion / etiology*,  prevention & control
Hallucinations / etiology
Parkinson Disease / complications*
Sleep Initiation and Maintenance Disorders / etiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiparkinson Agents

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