Thalamic Dementia and Pseudodementia

  • J. Bogousslavsky
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-76208-6_49

Cite this paper as:
Bogousslavsky J. (1991) Thalamic Dementia and Pseudodementia. In: Hartmann A., Kuschinsky W., Hoyer S. (eds) Cerebral Ischemia and Dementia. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Bilateral lesions of the thalamus may yield severe neuropsychological disturbances, including memory, speech, and visuospatial dysfunction; furthermore, in some instances, a condition known as thalamic dementia may develop [3,6,8,11,19], in which amnesia, speech disturbances, and confusion may be associated with apathy, flattened affect, and aspontaneity of motor acts.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Bogousslavsky
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  1. 1.Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisLausanneSwitzerland