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By Marcelo Merello, Sergio E. Starkstein

This e-book specializes in extrapyramidal symptoms of all kinds of dementia, and addresses the difficulty of the unreal boundary among dementias and Parkinsonism, which symbolize the 2 most typical indicators present in degenerative primary anxious process diseases.

In Movement issues in Dementias, circulation illness experts from all over the world write on subject matters usually limited to dementia specialists. very important motor concerns relating to both drugs in demented sufferers (drug-induced stream issues) or manifestations universal to all different types of dementia, despite underlying reason (gait issues, falls, worry of falling), is via research of the connection among motor and cognitive indicators, from their universal pathogenesis to precise scientific treatments.

Movement problems in Dementias is aimed toward basic neurologists, dementia experts, move issues experts, neuropsychologists and geriatricians.

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2000; Roman 2004; Verghese et al. 2002). 0 0 5 10 15 20 Years of follow-up b Proportion surviving free of vascular dementia Fig. 2 Kaplan–Meier curves for the cumulative risk of (a) any dementia, (b) vascular dementia, and (c) Alzheimer’s disease dementia according to gait status at enrollment. Dotted lines represent 95 % confidence intervals (From New England Journal of Medicine, Verghese et al. (2002). Copyright © 2002 Massachusetts Medical Society, Reprinted with permission from Massachusetts Medical Society) M.

As such, it is important to consider gait impairments in the context of cognitive decline, and vice versa. In this chapter, we describe the relationship between gait and cognition as a function of the severity of cognitive decline. We first review the current understanding of age-associated changes in the relationship between cognition and gait in older adults. We then describe gait changes that occur in mild cognitive impairment as an early precursor of dementia and the alterations occurring with disease progression among patients with dementia.

These findings could also account for the correlation between the lower hippocampal volume and function and qualitative gait disorders, such as higher stride length variability. Interestingly, the nigrostriatal dopamine system was found to remain unaffected. Zimmerman et al. reported that higher stride length variability in AD was associated with lower metabolism in the hippocampal cortex (Zimmerman et al. 2009) which has been suggested as the first cortical region damaged in AD (van Norden et al.

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