Ideational Apraxia

Patients with ideational apraxia are unable to carry out an ideational plan or a series of acts in the proper sequence. y , y When performing a task that requires a series of acts, these patients have difficulty in sequencing the acts properly. For example, when writing and sending a letter, the patient with ideational apraxia may seal the envelope before inserting the letter. Unfortunately, the use of the term ideational apraxia has been confusing, since it has been used erroneously to label other disorders, y , y including those involving dissociation apraxias y and conceptual apraxias. Many patients who demonstrate ideational apraxia have bilateral frontal and parietal dysfunction such as that seen with degenerative dementias including Pick's disease.

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