The Japanese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine Volume 51, Issue 11 (November 2014)

Therapeutic Strategy for Parkinson's Disease Taku Hatano 1 , Akito Hayashi 2 , Nobutaka Hattori 1 1Juntendo University Graduate School of Medicine 2Juntendo University Urayasu Hospital Keyword: パーキンソン病 , Parkinson's disease , レボドパ , levodopa , リハビリテーション , rehabilitation , 脳の可塑性 , neuroplasticity pp.700-704
Published Date 2014/11/18
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 Abstract : Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after Alzheimer's disease, characterized by increasingly morbid motor dysfunction with advancing age. Recently, various antiparkinsonian agents and surgical intervention have been developed that, when used in combination, greatly promote sustained improvements in activities of daily living, leading to the establishment of a treatment algorithm. However, since all of these interventions are symptomatic therapies, it is difficult to resolve motor dysfunction completely. Recent evidence has revealed that exercise might enhance neuroplasticity and improve motor and cognitive behavioral impairment in PD. In this article, we reviewed recent therapeutic strategies for PD.

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The Japanese Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine
51巻11号 (2014年11月)
電子版ISSN 印刷版ISSN 1881-3526 日本リハビリテーション医学会