Planning impairments in frontal lobe dementia and frontal lobe lesion patients.

@article{Carlin2000PlanningII,
  title={Planning impairments in frontal lobe dementia and frontal lobe lesion patients.},
  author={Danielle A Carlin and J Bonerba and Michael J Phipps and Gerianne Alexander and Martha Shapiro and Jordan Grafman},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2000},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={655-65}
}
Patients with frontal lobe brain damage are reportedly impaired on tasks that require plan development and execution. In this study, we examined the performance of 15 patients diagnosed with frontal lobe dementia and 14 patients with focal frontal lobe lesions on the Tower of London planning task. Patients with frontal lobe dementia committed a significantly higher number of rule violations, made more moves, and demonstrated longer solution time latencies compared to their matched controls… CONTINUE READING