Apraxia

(Buccofacial Apraxia; Conceptual Apraxia; Constructional Apraxia; Gait Apraxia; Ideomotor Apraxia; Limb-Kinetic Apraxia; Movement Disorder; Orofacial Apraxia; Stroke Complications)

Definition

Apraxia is the inability to do learned movements or signals. You may have the desire and the physical ability to do the movements, but you cannot. There are many types of apraxia.

Causes

Apraxia is caused by diseases or damage in the brain, such as:
  • Stroke
  • Brain tumor
  • Brain injury
  • Infection
  • Brain disease, such as:
    • Alzheimer disease
    • Frontotemporal dementia—a syndrome associated with shrinking of the frontal and temporal anterior portions of the brain
    • Huntington disease
    • Corticobasal ganglionic degeneration (CBD)
Stroke
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Stroke can cause brain damage, which can lead to apraxia.
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Risk Factors

Apraxia may be due to stroke. Stroke is more common in older adults.Factors that may increase your risk of stroke include:

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