Movement disorders and inactivity in dementia.
Movement disorders in dementia An interesting article by Ramakers et al in 2007 showed that 5 years prior to the diagnosis of dementia these people significantly more often visited their home physician in contrast with cognitive healthy age matched controls. 5 year prior to the diagnosis of dementia besides cognitive problems gait problems were the most frequently reported. In diseases like vascular dementia and dementia lewy body motor disturbances are in the early stages already more prominent visible this in contrast with Alzheimer’s disease in which the motor problems are clinically only mentioned in the late stages of the disease. However in the earlier stages of all dementia’s motor control is already compromised in a very distinctive way (Scherder 2010). In this lecture we will show the latest research in this field.