Gregory Pontone, M.D.
Gregory Pontone, M.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, directs the Geriatric Movement Disorders Service, an inpatient unit that treats patients with neurodegenerative disorders (including Parkinson’s disease and related disorders and Alzheimer’s dementia), and behavioral disturbances resulting from these diseases.
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While dementia is the hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease, upward of 30 percent of patients with Parkinson’s do not develop dementia.
Parkinson’s disease affects about 1.5 million people in the United States, many of whom eventually suffer from memory loss, dementia, hallucinations, and delusions.