Differentiating the dementias. Revisiting synucleinopathies and tauopathies.

@article{Hickey2008DifferentiatingTD,
  title={Differentiating the dementias. Revisiting synucleinopathies and tauopathies.},
  author={Catherine Hickey and Terry Chisholm and Michael J. Passmore and Jonathon Darcy O'Brien and Jennifer Johnston},
  journal={Current Alzheimer research},
  year={2008},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={52-60}
}
Dementia is a common, chronic and progressive illness. Many different types of dementia exist. It is important to have knowledge of the various dementia presentations so that the clinician can differentiate one type from another. Past and current approaches of classifying dementias are reviewed in this paper. The past cortical/subcortical scheme is reviewed as well as the current synucleinopathy/tauopathy scheme. This paper focuses on the most common synucleinopathies and tauopathies including… CONTINUE READING