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apraxia in dementia

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Apraxia: Apraxia is a brain/nervous system disorder that makes a person unable to do tasks or movements when asked - even though they can understand the reques ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Apraxia: Motor disorder caused by damage to Posterior Parietal Cortex of the brain leading to difficulty with motor planning.
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Motor problem: Apraxia is a motor disorder in which a person has the requisite individual pieces needed to carry out a complex motor activity, but cannot put them to ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Becky White
19 years experience Pediatrics
Not very: Most current estimates are that apraxia occurs in 1-10 out of every 1, 000 children or 3-5% of children. However, it is difficult to say how many hav ... Read More
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Speech/Language : Therapists often code for Developmental Apraxia when insurances won't pay for SLT for Receptive &/or Expressive Language Disorder. Full evaluatio ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Yes and no: If there is an illness that runs in your family you should speak to your doctor about it. There are many many types of dementia. Some of them are gene ... Read More
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Dr. Eddie Nakhuda
53 years experience Geriatrics
Not necessarily: There are studies indicating heriditary as a risk factor for alziehmers.
Dr. Ruth Seaman
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Yes: Early onset Alzheimers is very rare but it very much genetically driven (Ps1,Ps2,APP). Late onset Alzheimers has genetic linkage (ApoE4) and several ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Some types yes: Some types of dementia like alzheimer's disease with early onset at ages 40 to 60 have a large genetic component while other types of dementia like al ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ramin Rafie
17 years experience Geriatrics
Clinically: Usually a clinical diagnosis, no blood work and no imaging test.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: Apraxia is difficulty forming sounds into words. The reason for developmental apraxia is unclear. It is not caused by weak muscles. Your child may be ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Nash
23 years experience Geriatric Psychiatry
Memory problems: Memory problems, word finding problems, word substitutions errors, getting lost in places that are familiar are often early symptoms. Also forgetting ... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience Psychiatry
Memory loss +: Dementia is characterized by profound cognitive impairment including memory and perception of things around you. A neuropsychologist can perform tests ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Lado
31 years experience Psychiatry
Early dementia: Behavioral and psychological symptoms (bps) are common in the older population and may be an indication of early dementia. Van der linde rm et al 2012 ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
13 years experience Psychiatry
Progressive: Dementia is a progressive illness of the brain effecting one's memory, concentration, and planning (abstract thinking). Progressive means that the il ... Read More
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