Dementias and the frontal lobes
Michał Harciarek , Emilia J. Sitek , Anna Barczak
AbstractDementing diseases with predominant frontal and frontostriatal involvement are often characterized by early progressive behavioral and executive symptoms. This phenomenon is seen not only in individuals with frontotemporal lobar degeneration but also in patients with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia, and dementias associated with movement disorders. The assessment of executive deficits in patients with dementia is challenging, especially in the context of more general decline. Thus, scores on tasks aimed to assess executive function need to be interpreted only in light of full cognitive and language profile as well as qualitative observations, whereas behavioral assessment should be based both on clinician’s observations and the interview with the patient’s caregiver. This chapter characterizes the most common dementing diseases that may affect frontal lobe function. Particular attention has been paid to behavior, affect, and executive function. Some implications for assessment of frontal lobe function have been also discussed.
|Publication size in sheets||2.05|
|Book||Goldberg Elkhonon (eds.): Executive functions in health and disease, 2017, Academic Press, ISBN 978-0-12-803676-1, [978-0-12-803705-8], 611 p.|
|Keywords in English||executive function, frontotemporal dementia, early-onset Alzheimer‘s disease, neurodegeneration|
|Score||= 5.0, 17-10-2018, BookChapterNotSeriesMainLanguages|
|Uwagi||Brak objętości od autora|
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