Tag: "frontotemporal" at medical news
Non-invasive MRI technique distinguishes between Alzheimer's and frontotemporal dementia
...hniques in distinguishing Alzheimer's disease from frontotemporal
dementia (FTD) in the brains of elderly people, ac...s, often involving memory decline. "Progression of frontotemporal
dementia is usually faster than Alzheimer's, and the underlying pathology is different, so it is imp...
Cognitive impairment appears to be common in ALS patients
... using testing and diagnostic criteria specific to frontotemporal
lobar dementia, the type believed to be associated with ALS and other motor neuron diseases, may find that the percentage of ALS patients with cognitive impairment or dementia is even higher, they conclude....
Penn researchers find Lou Gehrig's, FTD disease protein
...ein for two neurodegenerative disorders: a type of frontotemporal
dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also called Lou Gehrig's disease. A protein called TDP-43 was found to accumulate abnormally in post-mortem brain tissue from individuals diagnosed with either disease. The misfolded, disease pr...
Study offers window into human behavior, brain disease
... target of the degenerative brain disease known as frontotemporal
dementia, which is as common as Alzheimer's diseas...d the human brain vulnerable to disease, including frontotemporal
dementia, and, possibly, disorders such as autism and schizophrenia, the researchers say. In addit...
Vasectomy may put men at risk for type of dementia
...n a smaller group of 30 men with a dementia called frontotemporal
dementia (FTD,) 37 percent had undergone a vasectomy. The earliest symptoms of FTD are personality changes, lack of judgment and bizarre behavior. As in PPA, FTD usually starts at an earlier age, in the 40s and 50s. One of Weintraub's patients with...