Handedness and dementia.

R. I. Naugle, C. M. Cullum, E. D. Bigler, P. J. Massman

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Some researchers have speculated that left-hand dominance is more prevalent among patients suffering from dementia of the Alzheimer's type which began prior to age 65 yr. and that, in those patients, the disease runs a more rapid course. In the present study, seven left-handed dementia patients were matched with seven right-handed dementia patients on the basis of age and years of education and were compared with regard to neuropsychological compromise. While the left-handed group was somewhat more impaired than the right-handed subjects, the difference between the two groups was not statistically significant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalPerceptual and motor skills
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Sensory Systems


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