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


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

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