Journal article

Retrospective Neuropsychological Profile of Patients With Parkinson Disease Prior to Developing Visual Hallucinations

Alana J Muller, Claire O'Callaghan, Courtney C Walton, James M Shine, Simon JG Lewis

JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

Visual hallucinations (VH) are a common feature of Parkinson disease (PD); however, the cognitive profile preceding the onset of VH has not yet been established. The present study investigated longitudinal neuropsychological performance of patients with PD who developed VH during follow-up compared to a group who did not develop VH. The patient groups were matched for demographic and disease severity variables at their baseline assessments. Patients who developed VH displayed impaired performance at baseline on measures of psychomotor speed, executive functioning, reaction time, and attention compared to patients who did not develop VH. These results demonstrate a profile of cognitive defici..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council CJ Martin Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: AJM and CCW are supported by Australian Postgraduate Awards. CO is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship (GNT1091310). JMS is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council CJ Martin Fellowship (GNT1072403). SJGL is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council and Australian Research Council Dementia Research Development Fellowship.