Distribution of focal signs in a group of demented men

T. K. Sluss, E. M. Gruenberg, P. Rabins, M. Kramer

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The distribution of signs indicative of localized brain damage important in the diagnosis of multi-infarct dementia (MID) has not been specified. The demented members of a longitudinally examined research panel (n = 519) were identified. Differential diagnosis of the probable causes of the dementias was made. Focal signs were found to occur in both the cases diagnosed as MID (n = 13) and the cases diagnosed as senile dementia – Alzheimer’s type (n = 27). It is important for the clinician in the evaluation of focal signs in dementing illness to consider the developmental sequence and the total clinical context of the disorder.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)109-112
Number of pages4
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1982


  • Baltimore Longitudinal Study
  • Focal signs
  • Multi-infarct dementia
  • Senile dementia - Alzheimer’s type

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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