Copying of drawings that are close to or superimposed on the original has been referred to as the "closing-in" sign. It may be seen in patients with Alzheimer’s disease with deficits in visuospatial function. This has sometimes been characterized as one aspect of the "constructional apraxia" of Alzheimer’s disease; it may be useful in differentiating AD from subcortical vascular dementia.
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