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Link between REM sleep behavior disorder and Dementia

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MIMILASTER    79

I wonder if there is a direct link between vivid dreams or REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) and dementia.  In other words, if we have RBD or frequent vivid dreams, are we at a greater risk for dementia ?

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Dr. Okun    409

I would not draw that conclusion based on the data and also based on the fact that so many people with PD have REM sleep disorder.  We will watch the literature but I do not interpret this symptom in that way.

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