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Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) Stages

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Clinical staging and disease progression in frontotemporal dementia

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OBJECTIVE: We aimed to develop a novel tool capable of staging disease severity in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) based upon functional dependence and behavioral changes, and to assess change over t READ MORE
http://www.ftdrg.org/wp-content/uploads/Mioshi-et-al-S.49-Neurology3.p...

Profiles of decline in activities of daily living in non-Alzheimer dementia

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Assessment of functional ability is an essential component in the clinical diagnosis of dementia. Most studies have primarily focused on disability due to Alzheimer disease (AD), and less is known abo READ MORE
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17334267

Progression of FTDs with and without AD pathology

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SUMMARY: To determine the frequency of Alzheimer's disease (AD) pathology in patients presenting with progressive focal cortical syndromes, notably posterior cortical atrophy (PCA), corticobasal synd READ MORE
http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/130/10/2636

Demographic, neurological and behavioural characteristics and brain perfusion SP...

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SUMMARY: We conducted a French multicentric cross-sectional study to describe in detail the demographic, neurological and behavioural characteristics of the frontal variant of frontotemporal dementia READ MORE
http://brain.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/129/11/3051

Activities of daily living in FTD and Alzheimer's

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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate activities of daily living (ADLs) in three clinical variants of frontotemporal dementia and the relationship to cognitive dysfunction. METHODS: Fifty-nine patients and caregiver READ MORE
http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract/68/24/2077
The stages of FTDs (that is, the ways in which these dementias progress) may differ markedly, both within the FTD family of disorders, and from the ways in which Alzheimer's progresses.
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