Physical Disability and Motor Function in Dementia

Both normal aging and many degenerative dementias can produce significant changes in motor function that limit activities of daily living and increase dependence on healthcare staff in residential facilities. Parkinsonism and stroke related deficits are seen commonly in the aged with dementia. Awareness of such comorbidities and the development of appropriate treat-ment plans for such symptoms and signs are problematic due to a lack of education on treatment modalities other than stand-ard PT/OT recommendations.


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Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurology Alzheimer's Disease Research Center Sanders-Brown Center on Aging University of Kentucky College of Medicine Lexington, Kentucky
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Ryan Townley, MD

Assistant Professor Department of Neurology University of Kansas Medical Center Associate Director Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Consortium
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Anne Harrison, PhD,PT

Emeritus Faculty Department of Physical Therapy University of Kentucky Lexington, Kentucky
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Elizabeth Rhodus
Alzheimer's Disease Research
Sanders-Brown Center on Aging University of Kentucky
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Lexington KY 40504
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