Review Article
Volume 9 Issue 3 - 2020
Can Mild Behaviour Impairment be an Early Predictor of MCI and Dementia in Parkinson’s Disease Similar to the Role of MBI in Alzheimer’s Disease?
Rajib Dutta*
MD Neurology, India
*Corresponding Author: Rajib Dutta, MD Neurology, India.
Received: January 21, 2020; Published: February 07, 2020


Mild behavioral impairment (MBI) is associated with cognitive deficits and has been proposed as a risk factor and an early manifestation of dementia. Neuropsychiatric symptoms (NPS) have been frequently described in Parkinson’s disease (PD), even in the earliest stages of the disease. These cognitive and behavioral symptoms are so common that it may occur even in the prodromal stages of the disease, worsen with disease progression and surpass motor symptoms as the major factors affecting patient quality of life and caregiver burden. Understanding the longitudinal course of MBI and finding markers or construct to predict cognitive decline in Parkinson’s disease (PD), are our priorities. Mild behavioral impairment checklist (MBI-C) can be one such questionnaire which can solve this puzzle predicting conversion from MCI to dementia in PD.

Keywords: Mild Behavioral Impairment; Neuropsychiatric Symptoms; MBI-C; Cognition; Dementia; Risk Factor


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Citation: Rajib Dutta. “Can Mild Behaviour Impairment be an Early Predictor of MCI and Dementia in Parkinson’s Disease Similar to the Role of MBI in Alzheimer’s Disease?”. EC Psychology and Psychiatry 9.3 (2020): 01-04.

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