Wandering and parietal signs in senile dementia of Alzheimer's type

M. J. De Leon, M. Potegal, B. Gurland

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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 a generalized test of mental status. Thus, wandering in SDAT patients may be an indication of a specific parietal lobe involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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