Motor and non motor symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD)

Non motor symptoms NMS of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) include sleep dysfunction, dementia and depression and these are key determinants of patients’ health-related quality of life (HRQoL).

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by a progressive degenerative disorder with both motor symptoms, such as bradykinesia, rest tremor, and rigidity and also non-motor symptoms (NMS). Both motor and NMS contribute to significant morbidity and disability.
Writing in European Journal of Neurology, 04/23/2013 Dr. Martinez and his colleagues from National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence and Institute of Neurology, Kings College Hospital London, United Kingdom discuss the performance of the Movement Disorder Society–Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS–UPDRS): Part I – Non–Motor Aspects of Experiences of Daily Living (nM–EDL) and compare this with the Non–Motor Symptoms Scale (NMSS).

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