Movement accuracy in people depends on feed forward commands based on representation in memory of spatial and bio-mechanical features. Gordon's memory deficits certainly interfere with movement planning and execution. His mind and body are not in sync. This morning he came downstairs trying to put on his pants inside out and backwards. He knows his intent, but is often not able to bring the correct actions about.
Did you know that the Alzheimer's Society's symbol is the Forget-Me-Not flower ? This represents memory loss and serves as a reminder to remember people with Alzheimer's Disease and other related dementias and their caregivers. Check out this Canadian site http://www.alzheimer.ca/english/society/intro.htm