Freezing of movement can occur in several neurological disorders.

Movements reported to freeze:

(1) gait

(2) speech


Other movements probably can freeze but may not be detected.


Conditions where freezing has been reported:

(1) Parkinson's disease

(2) dementia with Lewy bodies

(3) other dementias


Freezing may be associated with:

(1) fluctuating cognition

(2) visual hallucinations

(3) disordered sleep

(4) attention deficits

(5) staring into space


It is unrelated to off-freezing associated with dopaminergic therapy.

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