Utility of behavioral versus cognitive measures in differentiating between subtypes of frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Alzheimer's disease.

@article{HeidlerGary2007UtilityOB,
  title={Utility of behavioral versus cognitive measures in differentiating between subtypes of frontotemporal lobar degeneration and Alzheimer's disease.},
  author={Jennifer E. Heidler-Gary and Rebecca F. Gottesman and Melissa Newhart and Shannon Chang and Lynda Ken and Argye E. Hillis},
  journal={Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 3},
  pages={184-93}
}
We hypothesized that a modified version of the Frontal Behavioral Inventory (FBI-mod), along with a few cognitive tests, would be clinically useful in distinguishing between clinically defined Alzheimer's disease (AD) and subtypes of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD): frontotemporal dementia (dysexecutive type), progressive nonfluent aphasia, and semantic dementia. We studied 80 patients who were diagnosed with AD (n = 30) or FTLD (n = 50), on the basis of a comprehensive… CONTINUE READING