Primitive reflexes and dementia: results from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging.

@article{Hogan1995PrimitiveRA,
  title={Primitive reflexes and dementia: results from the Canadian Study of Health and Aging.},
  author={David B. Hogan and Erika M Ebly},
  journal={Age and ageing},
  year={1995},
  volume={24 5},
  pages={375-81}
}
We report on the prevalence of primitive reflexes (PR) and their association with cognitive, behavioural, functional and clinical characteristics in 2914 Canadians 65 years and older. Data were collected as part of the Canadian Study of Health and Aging (1990-92) and included individuals living in the community and in institutions. PR were more commonly found in demented subjects. Demented subjects with prehensile PR (i.e. grasp, traction, suck) had significantly more functional and behavioural… CONTINUE READING
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