Distinct cognitive profiles and rates of decline on the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale in autopsy-confirmed frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease.

@article{Rascovsky2008DistinctCP,
  title={Distinct cognitive profiles and rates of decline on the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale in autopsy-confirmed frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Katya Rascovsky and David P. Salmon and Lawrence Arthur Hansen and Douglas R. Galasko},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={373-83}
}
Neuropsychological studies have shown that patients with Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) perform worse than patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) on tests of conceptualization and verbal fluency, but better on tests of memory and visuospatial functions. However, it is not known if these distinct cognitive profiles are robust enough to be detected using a relatively brief dementia screening instrument such as the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (MDRS). To address this issue, the MDRS subscale… CONTINUE READING

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