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Normal aging can be characterized by a gradual decline in some cognitive functions, such as memory. Memory complaints are common among older adults, and may indicate depression, anxiety, or cognitive decline. Objectives: To investigate the association between memory complaints and age in cognitively unimpaired older adults, and the relationship between(More)
BACKGROUND There is limited information about the functional profile of behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD). OBJECTIVE To compare direct and indirect assessments of activities of daily living (ADLs) in bvFTD and Alzheimer disease (AD) and their relationship with cognitive performance. METHODS In all, 20 patients with bvFTD, 30 patients(More)
Background: Staging scales for dementia have been devised for grading Alzheimer's disease (AD) but do not include the specific symptoms of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Objective: To translate and adapt the Frontotemporal Dementia Rating Scale (FTD-FRS) to Brazilian Portuguese. Methods: The cross-cultural adaptation process consisted of the(More)
Functional profile of patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) compared to patients with Alzheimer's disease and normal controls Original Article 96 Functional profile of frontotemporal dementia Lima-Silva TB, et al. ABSTRACT. There are few studies describing the functional changes in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS We aimed to compare caregiver burden and distress in behavioral-variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) and Alzheimer's disease (AD) and to investigate which factors contribute to caregivers' burden and distress. METHODS Fifty patients and their caregivers were invited to participate. Among the patients, 20 had a diagnosis of bvFTD and 30(More)
The aim was to conduct a systematic review of studies that described the functional profile of patients with behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), published between 2000 and 2013. The bibliographic search was conducted using the terms "frontotemporal dementia" and "frontotemporal lobar degeneration" in combination with "independence,"(More)
310 Neurobiological aspects of memory in the aging process Oliveira EM, et al. Abstract – A systematic review of the neuroanatomical literature was performed to determine the neuropharmacological aspects most relevant to the study of memory processes. Articles were retrieved using the search terms " biology of memory " , " memory and aging " , " memory(More)
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