A Comparison of the Frontal Variant of Alzheimer's Disease with Typical Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia

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Title: A Comparison of the Frontal Variant of Alzheimer's Disease with Typical Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia
Author: Ninman, Erin Taylor
Abstract: A frontal variant of Alzheimer's Disease (FvAD ) has been described in the literature in which prominent frontal lobe dysfunction accompanies typical temporal and parietal lobe dysfunction in the early stages of the illness . However , no study has investigated how executive deficits and neuropsychiatric symptoms of the FvAD subgroup differ from those seen in frontotemporal dementias . The current proposal describes a study designed to examine neuropsychological and behavioral functioning in groups of AD , FvAD and FTD patients . It is predicted that the FvAD group will have an older age of onset and a lower ratio of males to females than the FTD group , and will perform similar to the AD group on measures of memory , language and visuospatial abilities . The FvAD group is also expected to perform similar to the FTD group on measures of executive functioning and exhibit a greater degree of behavioral symptoms than the AD group . Implications of possible outcomes of the study are then discussed .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .5 /760
Date: 2005-08-11

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A Comparison of the Frontal Variant of Alzheimer's Disease with Typical Alzheimer's Disease and Frontotemporal Dementia. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /2152 .5 /760 .

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