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Lower front lobe dementia

T Yagiuchi, Y Yashima, Y Takahashi, S Suzuki, H Kumashiro, S Ochiai
We reported a case of senile dementia, Alzheimer type, with groping in response to a visual stimulus ("visual groping"). T.S. was a right-handed woman, 69 years old. In the beginning she displayed "visual groping" of the right hand, besides aphasia, lowered registration and Casteigne's "Motor neglect" of the right upper extremity. As the disease progressed, "visual groping" of the left hand developed, followed by "forced grasping" of the left hand. When the patient was 62 years old, she first showed decreased volition and lowered registration...
January 1987: Nō to Shinkei, Brain and Nerve
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