A new study has revealed an important discovery in the understanding of Parkinson’s disease. Frequent nightmares in older people may be one of the early signs of Parkinson’s, according to the study.
While studies in the scientific world on Parkinson’s disease , one of the most serious diseases of our time, are continuing rapidly, an interesting relationship has recently been revealed. New research published in EClinicalMedicine has revealed that nightmares in old age may be one of the early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
A new study of 3,818 elderly men whose brain functions were followed for 12 years showed that those who had frequent nightmares were twice as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease. Most Parkinson’s diagnoses in people with this condition were made in the first five years of the study.
Precautions can be taken for Parkinson’s:
The study has revealed information that will lay the foundations for the diagnosis of Parkinson’s. According to the statement shared by the scientists, the result obtained from the study can help in the diagnosis of asking older adults questions about the content of their dreams . In this way, precautionary measures will be taken to stop the onset of possible physical symptoms such as tremors, stiffness and slowness.
The relationship between sleep and Parkinson’s disease, which is still difficult to make the first diagnosis, has been a subject of study in the scientific world for a long time. Similar to the last study, a previous study found that a quarter of individuals with Parkinson’s suffer from disturbing dreams .