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Living with Dementia

Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

Frontotemporal Dementia Seen in Elderly

Frontotemporal lobar degeneration, though not common, does exist in elderly patients and has different characteristics than the presenile-onset disease, researchers reported.

Over a 25-year period, so-called elderly FTLD accounted for 3.2% of dementia cases among older patients seen at a regional neuroscience center in England, according to Atik Baborie, MD, of the Walton Centre… Frontotemporal Dementia Seen in Elderly   



MRI can screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal lobar degeneration

When trying to determine the root cause of a person’s dementia, using an MRI can effectively and non-invasively screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease or Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD), according to a new study by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Using an MRI-based algorithm effectively differentiated cases 75… MRI can screen patients for Alzheimer’s disease or frontotemporal lobar degeneration   



MRI May Tell Alzheimer’s from Other Dementias

Three-fourths of patients with Alzheimer’s disease or frontal-lobe degeneration had MRI-detected biomarker levels that correlated with the diagnoses, suggesting MRI has potential as a screening tool for the conditions, investigators reported.

MRI-predicted values for total tau and β-amyloid ratio (tt/Aβ) in gray matter correctly pinpointed the diagnosis in 75% of patients with genetically or… MRI May Tell Alzheimer’s from Other Dementias   



Penn study confirms no transmission of Alzheimer’s proteins between humans

Mounting evidence demonstrates that the pathological proteins linked to the onset and progression of neurodegenerative disorders are capable of spreading from cell-to-cell within the brains of affected individuals and thereby “spread” disease from one interconnected brain region to another. A new study found no evidence to support concerns that these abnormal disease proteins are… Penn study confirms no transmission of Alzheimer’s proteins between humans   



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