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Frontal Release Signs

*** Frontal Release Signs are primitive reflexes that, when seen in adults with dementia, are indicative of disorders that affect the frontal lobes. Primitive reflexes are hardwired into our brains, and we used them during development as building blocks to master survival functions ...

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Gegenhalten Tone

*** Have you seen Gegenhalten tone in your late/end stage Alzheimer’s patients?  It’s actually considered a primitive reflex, no longer inhibited due to bilateral dysfunction of the mesial cortex and frontal lobes (premotor cortex)  Theoretically, we used the reflex in ...

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