Frontotemporal Behavioral Scale

  title={Frontotemporal Behavioral Scale},
  author={Florence Lebert and Florence Pasquier and Lydie Souliez and Henri Petit},
  journal={Alzheimer Disease \& Associated Disorders},
Summary:At autopsy, frontotemporal dementia (FTD) account for up to 20% of degenerative dementia cases, although FTDs are underrecognized in memory clinics. FTDs are confused with Alzheimer disease (AD) or vascular dementia (VaD). These misdiagnosis may affect the results of AD pharmacological trials. The first manifestations of FTD are behavioral abnormalities. The aim of this study was to assess a behavioral scale of frontal lobe dysfunction and to determine a behavioral cutoff to diagnose… 
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