Writing errors as a result of frontal dysfunction in Japanese patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

@article{TsujiAkimoto2010WritingEA,
  title={Writing errors as a result of frontal dysfunction in Japanese patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis},
  author={Sachiko Tsuji-Akimoto and Shinsuke Hamada and Ichiro Yabe and Itaru Tamura and Mika Otsuki and Syoji Kobashi and Hidenao Sasaki},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
  year={2010},
  volume={257},
  pages={2071-2077}
}
Loss of communication is a critical problem for advanced amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) patients. This loss of communication is mainly caused by severe dysarthria and disability of the dominant hand. However, reports show that about 50% of ALS patients have mild cognitive dysfunction, and there are a considerable number of case reports on Japanese ALS patients with agraphia. To clarify writing disabilities in non-demented ALS patients, eighteen non-demented ALS patients and 16 controls… CONTINUE READING

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