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What is apraxia

Motor disorder in which patient has difficulty with motor planning tasks or movements e.g drawing 5 point star

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Describe apraxic gait

Wide based unsteady gait with falls

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Cause of apraxic gait

Normal pressure hydrocephalus

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What is ataxia

Disorder affecting coordination, speech and balance due to a failure to regulate posture and voluntary movements

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Describe ataxic gait

Wide based gait with falls
Cannot walk heel to toe

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Causes of ataxic gait

Cerebellar lesions
Proprioception loss (e.g B12 deficiency)

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Describe myopathic gait

Waddling gait
Difficulty climbing stairs and with standing from a sitting position

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Describe extrapyramidal gait

Shuffling gait
Flexed posture
Pedestal turning

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Describe spastic gait

Stiff legs
Scuffing of toe of shoes

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Symptoms of normal pressure hydrocephalus

Wet - UI
Wobbly - apraxic gait
Wacky - confusion