Monday, July 08, 2024

Suddenly, Parkinson's Too?

 In the news a few days ago:

...The [White House] logs show that Parkinson’s disease expert Dr. Kevin Cannard of the Walter Reed Medical Center met with Biden’s physician Kevin O’Connor and two others at the White House residence clinic on Jan. 17. Cannard’s name shows up in the visitor logs 10 times since Nov. 15, 2022....

Yet nobody with NBC, CNN, ABC, AP, or CBS noticed.


So the Old Potato has Parkinson's.  So what?

... Up to 50% of people with Parkinson’s disease get psychosis. Things that can make that more likely include:

Long-term use of drugs to manage motor symptoms, like tremor
    Changes in sleep
Dementia or memory problems
    Impaired vision
Older age
    Advanced disease...

And this:

Delusions in Parkinson’s psychosis involve more than untrue beliefs. They can also make you upset, more likely to argue, and more likely to get physical with others.

You can have a delusion about anything, but these are typical themes in Parkinson’s psychosis:

    Jealousy. You believe your partner is unfaithful. You act paranoid, upset, suspicious, or aggressive.
Persecution. You believe you’re being attacked, harassed, or plotted against. You act paranoid, suspicious, upset, aggressive, defiant, or socially withdrawn.

Nothing to see here.

Move along.


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