Alzheimer's Disease or Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia?:Review of Key Points Toward an Accurate Clinical and Neuropsychological Diagnosis

Musa, Gada, Slachevsky, Andrea, Muñoz-Neira, Carlos, Méndez, Carolina, Villagra, Roque, González-Billault, Christian, Ibáñez, Agustín, Hornberger, Michael and Lillo, Patricia (2020) Alzheimer's Disease or Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia?:Review of Key Points Toward an Accurate Clinical and Neuropsychological Diagnosis. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 73 (3). pp. 833-848. ISSN 1387-2877

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Abstract

Alzheimer's disease (AD) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD) are the most common neurodegenerative early-onset dementias. Despite the fact that both conditions have a very distinctive clinical pattern, they present with an overlap in their cognitive and behavioral features that may lead to misdiagnosis or delay in diagnosis. The current review intends to summarize briefly the main differences at the clinical, neuropsychological, and behavioral levels, in an attempt to suggest which aspects would facilitate an adequate diagnosis in a clinical setting, especially in Latin American and low- and middle-income countries, where the resources needed for a differential diagnosis (such as MRI or biomarkers) are not always available. A timely diagnosis of AD and FTD have significant implications for the medical management and quality of life of patients and careers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: alzheimer’s disease,differential diagnosis,frontotemporal dementia,neuropsychology,young onset dementia,screening ifs,differential-diagnosis,frontal assessment battery,young-onset dementia,executive function,episodic memory,neuropsychiatric symptoms,mind,visuospatial dysfunction,alzheimer's disease,caregivers,geriatrics and gerontology,psychiatry and mental health,clinical psychology,neuroscience(all) ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2700/2717
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 20 Feb 2020 07:51
Last Modified: 29 May 2020 23:59
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/74258
DOI: 10.3233/JAD-190924

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