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3rd July 2009 - New research

THE LACK OF CENTENARIANS WITH PARKINSON'S DISEASE

Journal of Rural Health [2009] Summer; 25 (3) : 320-325 (Kaye J, Michael Y, Calvert J, Leahy M, Crawford D, Kramer P.) Complete abstract

In America alone, there are over 50,000 people over the age of 100. It is widely claimed that the likelihood of Parkinson's Disease increases with age, almost as if it is an age related deterioration. In contradiction of this assumption, the current study found that in centenarians (those over 100 years old) Parkinson's Disease was rarely found, thereby nullifying the assumption of Parkinson's Disease being age related. It was also recently found that Parkinson's Disease started to become less likely at 90 years of age onwards. For the details click here. However, some degree of dementia did become the norm in centenarians. Dementia is far more related to age. Over 60% of centenarians were found to have dementia, and nearly 90% were found to have at least some degree of impairment. Only around 10% of centenarians were found to be without dementia to some extent. For more current news go to Parkinson's Disease News.

 

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