Enhancing utility of neuropsychological evaluation for earlier and effective diagnosis of dementia in Parkinson’s disease (PDCogniCare)

Neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease create the single largest increase in the social and economic impact in Australia, and this is expected to grow with the ageing population. Dementia is observed in 80% of people living with advanced stage Parkinson’s disease; however, there are inadequate opportunities for early and effective diagnosis of dementia in current clinical practice.

Our goal is to develop and implement a new technology-assisted intervention, PDCogniCare, for early and improved diagnosis of dementia in people living with Parkinson’s disease.