frontotemporal dementia


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frontotemporal dementia

n. Abbr. FTD
Any of several neurological disorders characterized by progressive changes in behavior, cognition, and language, caused by shrinkage of the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain and usually beginning in middle to late middle age.
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"In addition, we observed that the likelihood of committing criminal acts was nine times higher among patients with frontotemporal dementia who had accumulations in the brain of certain abnormal proteins, above all TDP-43, compared with those who had accumulations of tau protein.
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"Social Cognition Deficits: The Key to Discriminate Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia from Alzheimer's Disease Regardless of Amnesia?" Journal of Alzheimer's Disease 49(4): 1065-1074.
We presented two consanguineous young patients with symptoms resembling, even fulfilling the criteria of probable behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD).
This collaboration has the potential to address the needs of patients who live with conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, progressive supranuclear palsy and frontotemporal dementia."
Most people are familiar with the term dementia, but few of us know about a specific condition called frontotemporal dementia. It is one of 10 categories of dementia and is often misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's disease or a psychiatric problem.
In particular, some neurological disorders, characterized by the neurodegeneration of frontomedian areas, such as the behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), need more specific neuropsychological testing of social cognition for assessing frontomedian cortex functions, in contrast to the well-known sensitivity of executive tests mainly for the frontolateral cortex [45].
Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are the most common causes of dementia.
Mr Mills was initially diagnosed with depression as he had lost both his father and sister to cancer in a short space of time, but later diagnosed with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia in May 2013.
He was diagnosed two years ago with frontotemporal dementia, a rare condition that affects the areas of the brain where language is based.

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