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Physical Activity Slows Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Disease

Key clinical point: Physical activity is associated with slower cognitive decline in patients with de novo Parkinson’s disease.

Major finding: Higher scores on the Physical Activity Scale for the Elderly over time had a significant effect on cognitive function.

Study details: A prospective study of 379 patients enrolled in the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative.

Disclosures: Dr. Mantri had no relevant financial disclosures. Among her coauthors, Dr. Tropea received personal compensation from Genzyme and Medtronics and research support from Sanofi. Dr. Morley had nothing to disclose.


Mantri S et al. AAN 2019, Abstract P2.8-021.