Wandering and parietal signs in senile dementia of Alzheimer's type Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Orientation
  • Parietal Lobe

abstract

  • Among a population of nursing home patients with a diagnosis of senile dementia of Alzheimer's type (SDAT), a subgroup was identified who often became lost and wandered even in familiar surroundings. This subgroup differed from the rest of the SDAT patients on tests of parietal function but not on a generalized test of mental status. Thus, wandering in SDAT patients may be an indication of a specific parietal lobe involvement.

publication date

  • January 1984

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000118069

PubMed ID

  • 6472602

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 155

end page

  • 7

volume

  • 11

number

  • 3