Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

4-2011

Program

Physical Therapy

Abstract

Individuals with dementia or Alzheimer’s disease (AD), exhibit both a progressive decline in cognitive function and accumulating difficulty with physical function.1 As cognitive impairment begins, individuals will initially demonstrate difficulties with short-term memory and with instrumental activities of daily living. As the dementia progresses, individuals will increasingly demonstrate difficulties with long-term memory, communication, and basic activities of daily living.

Comments

This research was presented as a platform presentation at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. Las Vegas, February, 2009.

Version posted is the NIH-PA author manuscript.

DOI

10.1519/JPT.0b013e318208c9b6

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