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.

frontotemporal dementia

Neurology A form of dementia that affects speech and personality, while stimulating visual perception; FD has been linked to chromosome 17. See FTDP-17, Prion disease.

frontotemporal dementia

A general term for any of four types of dementia: 1. frontotemporal lobar degeneration; 2. Pick’s disease; 3. primary progressive aphasia; or 4. semantic dementia. Symptoms include personality changes, apathy, compulsive or repetitive behavior, lack of social inhibition, and deterioration in language use.
See also: dementia
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Again, the FDG PET scan can be useful for differentiating between the language variant of frontotemporal dementia (primary PPA) and logopenic variant of Alzheimer's disease.
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Clinicians who treat patients with frontotemporal dementia encounter several "canonical variants" of the disease, he continued.
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These immature cells were impaired at turning into mature, specialized cells called cortical neurons-the most affected cell type in frontotemporal dementia.
Clinical, genetic and neuropathological features of frontotemporal dementia: an update and guide.
The term frontotemporal dementia incorporates 3 distinct clinical syndromes: behavioral variant of FTD, progressive nonfluent aphasia, and semantic dementia.
Increasing attention has also been paid to non-AD dementia, including frontotemporal dementia. A number of variants of frontotemporal dementia have been proposed, but the differentiation between some variants may not be clear cut.
This supplement to recommended texts in the field presents 38 case studies of common syndromes, e.g, post-stroke depression, frontotemporal dementia, and postconcussive syndrome after mild traumatic brain injury, that illustrate their human impact and the science informing treatment.

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