A case of comorbidities highlighting cerebral stroke, vision impairment, and dementia.

Journal Article

This case report is of a two-time stroke survivor with significant health comorbidities. This report highlights A.R.'s pre-existing, non-neurological vision impairments, stroke-related vision impairments, in addition to cognitive impairment and possible dementia. Information including her past medical history, current functional status, and battery of assessments that were used in the acute care hospital are detailed. Conclusions include the need for comprehensive, valid, and adapted assessments especially when comorbidities are present. We suggest that cognitive assessments that do not rely on vision may have improved the test accuracy in this case.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hreha, K; Gupta, P; Reistetter, T

Published Date

  • 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 /

Start / End Page

  • 2050313X20975246 -

PubMed ID

  • 33282313

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7691943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2050-313X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/2050313X20975246

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • England