Young Perspectives for Old Diseases

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Young Perspectives for Old Diseases is a collaborative monograph describing the current understanding of common neurodegenerative diseases. The monograph focuses on the molecular and cellular ...
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Lewy Body Dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia

Pp. 251-267 (17)

Renan Pedra Souza and Bruno Rezende Souza

Abstract

Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) are clinically characterized mainly by gradual progressive impairment of behavior and cognitive functions. The accurate diagnosis of both disorders are very difficult due to significant overlap with other neurodegenerative symptoms. Here, in the chapter, we discuss the last.

Keywords:

Dementia with Lewy Bodies, α-synuclein, treatment, biomarkers, genetic association, functional imaging, frontotemporal dementia, FTLD-tau, tau protein, FTLD-TDP, TAR DNA-binding protein 43, FTLD-FUS, fused in sarcoma.

Affiliation:

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte-MG Brazil 31270901, Brazil.