Perception of emotion in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer disease.

  title={Perception of emotion in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer disease.},
  author={I Lavenu and Florence Pasquier and Florence Lebert and Herv{\'e} Petit and Martial van der Linden},
  journal={Alzheimer disease and associated disorders},
  volume={13 2},
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second cause of degenerative dementia. Behavioral changes occur before the cognitive decline and remain the major feature. A poor perception of emotion could account for some behavioral symptoms. The aim of this study was to assess the perception of emotion in patients with FTD and to compare it with that of patients with Alzheimer disease (AD). Fifty subjects performed the tests: 20 patients with probable AD, 18 patients with FTD, and 12 matched controls… CONTINUE READING