The Division of Neuroscience, NIA cosponsored this work group meeting with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and National Institute of Mental Health, in which 17 extramural scientists were invited to participate. This meeting was part of an effort to stimulate research on nonmotor aspects of Parkinson's disease. Participants were divided into two focus groups: (1) depression and Parkinson's disease, and (2) interactions and overlap of psychiatric and cognitive changes associated with Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease. Some of the recommendations included:
Other, more specific, recommendations also were made.
Dr. Wen Chen