Cerebral Ischemia and Dementia pp 400-403
Thalamic Dementia and Pseudodementia
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- Bogousslavsky J. (1991) Thalamic Dementia and Pseudodementia. In: Hartmann A., Kuschinsky W., Hoyer S. (eds) Cerebral Ischemia and Dementia. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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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