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CAMCOG detected dementia and cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease
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Question In community dwelling of elderly people with Parkinson's disease (PD), how do the cognitive section of the Cambridge Examination for Mental Disorders (CAMCOG) and the Mini-Mental State Examination (MMSE) perform (compared with DSM-IV) in detecting dementia and cognitive impairment?

Design

Blinded comparison of measures on the CAMCOG and the MMSE with DSM-IV criteria for dementia.

Setting

Communities in North Wales, UK.

Patients

126 patients who were >60 years of age (mean age 74 y), lived at home, and met clinical diagnostic criteria for probable PD. Patients with drug induced PD or other forms of parkinsonism were excluded.

Description of tests and diagnostic standard

All patients were …

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