A case study of an emerging visual artist with frontotemporal lobar degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

@article{Liu2009ACS,
  title={A case study of an emerging visual artist with frontotemporal lobar degeneration and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.},
  author={Anli Liu and Kelly Werner and Subhojit Roy and John Q. Trojanowski and Ursula Morgan-Kane and Bruce L. Miller and Katherine P. Rankin},
  journal={Neurocase},
  year={2009},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={235-47}
}
Patients presenting with left-sided FTLD syndromes sometimes develop a new preoccupation with art, greater attention to visual stimuli, and increased visual creativity. We describe the case of a 53-year-old, right-handed man with a history of bipolar disorder who presented with language and behavior impairments characteristic of FTLD, then developed motor symptoms consistent with a second diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Though the patient had never created visual art before, he… CONTINUE READING