Changes in cognitive (thinking) abilities range from minor word finding problems to dementia. The primary cognitive changes in Parkinson's are changes in what is referred to as executive function. This includes difficulties with multitasking or doing two tasks/chores at once, problems with prioritizing and setting up or staying on track of the multiple steps that are required for a complex task, changes in visuospatial skills, attention and speed of thinking. Take a proactive approach to keeping your cognitive function sharp.
In this section you will learn about these and other thinking changes with Parkinson's and aging. More importantly, we will post information, strategies, and activities to improve cognitive health and keep it strong into your 'golden years'.
Authors: Monique Giroux, MD
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