The Accurate Diagnosis of Early-Onset Dementia

@article{Mendez2006TheAD,
  title={The Accurate Diagnosis of Early-Onset Dementia},
  author={Mario F. Mendez},
  journal={The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={36},
  pages={401 - 412}
}
  • M. Mendez
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • The International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine
Early-onset dementia (EOD, <65 years at onset) is a relatively common and frequently misdiagnosed condition. One reason for misdiagnosis is that EOD has a more varied differential diagnosis than late-onset dementia (LOD). For example, Alzheimer's disease (AD), the preponderant LOD, makes up only about one-third of EODs; the rest are due to vascular dementias, frontotemporal lobar degenerations, traumatic head injury, alcohol-related dementia, and a great many other conditions. Another reason… 

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