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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646671/frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-and-social-behaviour-dissociation-between-the-knowledge-of-its-consequences-and-its-conceptual-meaning
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Roland Zahn, Sophie Green, Helen Beaumont, Alistair Burns, Jorge Moll, Diana Caine, Alexander Gerhard, Paul Hoffman, Benjamin Shaw, Jordan Grafman, Matthew A Lambon Ralph
Inappropriate social behaviour is an early symptom of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD) in both behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) and semantic dementia (SD) subtypes. Knowledge of social behaviour is essential for appropriate social conduct. The superior anterior temporal lobe (ATL) has been identified as one key neural component for the conceptual knowledge of social behaviour, but it is unknown whether this is dissociable from knowledge of the consequences of social behaviour. Here, we used a newly-developed test of knowledge about long-term and short-term consequences of social behaviour to investigate its impairment in patients with FTLD relative to a previously-developed test of social conceptual knowledge...
June 3, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624681/semantic-word-category-processing-in-semantic-dementia-and-posterior-cortical-atrophy
#2
Zubaida Shebani, Karalyn Patterson, Peter J Nestor, Lara Z Diaz-de-Grenu, Kate Dawson, Friedemann Pulvermüller
There is general agreement that perisylvian language cortex plays a major role in lexical and semantic processing; but the contribution of additional, more widespread, brain areas in the processing of different semantic word categories remains controversial. We investigated word processing in two groups of patients whose neurodegenerative diseases preferentially affect specific parts of the brain, to determine whether their performance would vary as a function of semantic categories proposed to recruit those brain regions...
April 29, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593829/communication-behaviors-associated-with-successful-conversation-in-semantic-variant-primary-progressive-aphasia
#3
Cathleen Taylor-Rubin, Karen Croot, Emma Power, Sharon A Savage, John R Hodges, Leanne Togher
BACKGROUND: Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) affects a range of language and cognitive domains that impact on conversation. Little is known about conversation breakdown in the semantic variant of PPA (svPPA, also known as semantic dementia). This study investigates conversation of people with svPPA. METHODS: Dyadic conversations about everyday activities between seven individuals with svPPA and their partners, and seven control pairs were video recorded and transcribed...
June 8, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579952/brain-network-for-the-core-deficits-of-semantic-dementia-a-neural-network-connectivity-behavior-mapping-study
#4
Yan Chen, Keliang Chen, Junhua Ding, Yumei Zhang, Qing Yang, Yingru Lv, Qihao Guo, Zaizhu Han
Individuals with semantic dementia (SD) typically suffer from selective semantic deficits due to degenerative brain atrophy. Although some brain regions have been found to be correlated with the semantic impairments of SD patients, it is unclear if the damage is actually responsible for SD patients' semantic disorders because these findings were primarily obtained by examining the roles of local individual regions themselves without considering the influence of other regions that are functionally or structurally connected to the local individual regions...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532703/reading-difficulties-in-primary-progressive-aphasia-in-a-regular-language-speaking-cohort-of-patients
#5
Jordi A Matías-Guiu, Fernando Cuetos, María Nieves Cabrera-Martín, María Valles-Salgado, Teresa Moreno-Ramos, José Luis Carreras, Jorge Matías-Guiu
Reading impairment is an important feature in Primary Progressive Aphasia (PPA). The Spanish orthography entails completely regular spelling to sound correspondences, so reading disorders may be different to English. In the current study, reading, phonological and semantic abilities of 35 patients with the three variants of PPA, and 13 healthy volunteers were assessed. Brain metabolism was concomitantly obtained from each participant using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography imaging. Two main patterns of impairment were identified: difficulties in nonwords reading with preservation of exception words in agrammatic and logopenic aphasia, and the inverse pattern in semantic dementia...
May 19, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462742/suicide-and-assisted-dying-in-dementia-what-we-know-and-what-we-need-to-know-a-narrative-literature-review
#6
J Diehl-Schmid, R Jox, S Gauthier, S Belleville, E Racine, C Schüle, G Turecki, S Richard-Devantoy
BACKGROUND: Evidence-based data on prevalence and risk factors of suicidal intentions and behavior in dementia are as scarce as the data on assisted dying. The present literature review aimed on summarizing the current knowledge and provides a critical discussion of the results. METHODS: A systematic narrative literature review was performed using Medline, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, PSYNDEX, PSYCINFO, Sowiport, and Social Sciences Citation Index literature. RESULTS: Dementia as a whole does not appear to be a risk factor for suicide completion...
May 2, 2017: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28455846/tool-use-in-neurodegenerative-diseases-planning-or-technical-reasoning
#7
Josselin Baumard, Mathieu Lesourd, Chrystelle Remigereau, Christophe Jarry, Frédérique Etcharry-Bouyx, Valérie Chauviré, François Osiurak, Didier Le Gall
Recent works showed that tool use can be impaired in stroke patients because of either planning or technical reasoning deficits, but these two hypotheses have not yet been compared in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. The aim of this study was to address the relationships between real tool use, mechanical problem-solving, and planning skills in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD, n = 32), semantic dementia (SD, n = 16), and corticobasal syndrome (CBS, n = 9). Patients were asked to select and use ten common tools, to solve three mechanical problems, and to complete the Tower of London test...
April 29, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434708/dual-phase-18-f-florbetapir-positron-emission-tomography-in-patients-with-primary-progressive-aphasia-alzheimer-s-disease-and-healthy-controls-a-preliminary-study
#8
Hung-Chou Kuo, Ing-Tsung Hsiao, Chia-Ju Hsieh, Chu-Yun Huang, Kuo-Lun Huang, Yau-Yau Wai, Wen-Li Chuang, Mei-Ping Kung, Yi-Chuan Chu, Tzu-Chen Yen, Kun-Ju Lin, Chin-Chang Huang
BACKGROUND: To determine whether dual-phase (18)F-florbetapir positron emission tomography imaging with perfusion-like and amyloid deposition information can distinguish among primary progressive aphasia (PPA), Alzheimer's disease (AD), and healthy controls (HCs). METHODS: Patients diagnosed with PPA, including four semantic dementia (SD) and two progressive nonfluent aphasia (PNFA), as well as one logopenic variant (LV) of PPA, were studied. All PPA patients, and age-/sex-matched patients with probable AD (n=8) and HCs (n=8) were subjected to dual-phase (18)F-florbetapir imaging...
April 20, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374287/the-differential-contributions-of-conceptual-representation-format-and-language-structure-to-levels-of-semantic-abstraction-capacity
#9
REVIEW
Guido Gainotti
This paper reviews some controversies concerning the original and revised versions of the 'hub-and-spoke' model of conceptual representations and their implication for abstraction capacity levels. The 'hub-and-spoke' model, which is based on data gathered in patients with semantic dementia (SD), is the most authoritative model of conceptual knowledge. Patterson et al.'s (Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 8(12), 976-987, 2007) classical version of this model maintained that conceptual representations are stored in a unitary 'amodal' format in the right and left anterior temporal lobes (ATLs), because in SD the semantic disorder cuts across modalities and categories...
April 3, 2017: Neuropsychology Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326689/behavioural-and-neuropsychiatric-disturbance-in-three-clinical-subtypes-of-frontotemporal-dementia-a-clinical-research-center-for-dementia-of-south-korea-ftd-study
#10
Moon Ho Park, Eun-Joo Kim, Kyung Won Park, Jae Cheol Kwon, Bon D Ku, Seol-Heui Han, SangYun Kim, Dong Won Yang, Duk L Na, Seong Hye Choi
OBJECTIVES: To characterise the behavioural and neuropsychiatric disturbances of patients with three clinical subtypes of frontotemporal dementia (FTD): behavioural variant FTD (bvFTD), semantic dementia (SD) and progressive non-fluent aphasia (PNFA). METHODS: Consecutive series of 66 patients with bvFTD, 58 patients with SD and 21 patients with PNFA were compared using the Frontal Behavioural Inventory (FBI) and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI). RESULTS: Patients with bvFTD had more behavioural and neuropsychiatric disturbances than patients with PNFA based on the total scores of FBI and NPI...
March 2017: Australasian Journal on Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322905/bilingualism-delays-the-onset-of-behavioral-but-not-aphasic-forms-of-frontotemporal-dementia
#11
Suvarna Alladi, Thomas H Bak, Mekala Shailaja, Divyaraj Gollahalli, Amulya Rajan, Bapiraju Surampudi, Michael Hornberger, Vasanta Duggirala, Jaydip Ray Chaudhuri, Subhash Kaul
Bilingualism has been found to delay onset of dementia and this has been attributed to an advantage in executive control in bilinguals. However, the relationship between bilingualism and cognition is complex, with costs as well as benefits to language functions. To further explore the cognitive consequences of bilingualism, the study used Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) syndromes, to examine whether bilingualism modifies the age at onset of behavioral and language variants of Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) differently...
March 18, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288787/evolution-of-autobiographical-memory-impairments-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-frontotemporal-dementia-a-longitudinal-neuroimaging-study
#12
Muireann Irish, Ramon Landin-Romero, Annu Mothakunnel, Siddharth Ramanan, Sharpley Hsieh, John R Hodges, Olivier Piguet
Compromised autobiographical memory (ABM) retrieval is well established in dementia, attributable to degeneration of a core memory brain network. It remains unclear, however, how the progressive spread of atrophy with advancing disease severity impacts ABM retrieval across life epochs. To this end, we conducted a longitudinal study of recent and remote ABM in Alzheimer's disease (AD, n =11), and a frontotemporal lobar degeneration group (FTD, n =13) comprising 7 behavioral variant FTD and 6 semantic dementia patients, in comparison with 23 healthy older Controls...
March 10, 2017: Neuropsychologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28244174/damage-to-right-medial-temporal-structures-disrupts-the-capacity-for-scene-construction-a-case-study
#13
Muireann Irish, Annu Mothakunnel, Nadene Dermody, Nikki-Anne Wilson, John R Hodges, Olivier Piguet
The medial temporal lobes (MTLs) are widely held to support a range of constructive endeavors including remembering the past, envisaging the future, and imagining hypothetical scenarios. While right MTL structures have been ascribed a prominent role in the construction of spatial contexts, lesion evidence to directly test this hypothesis is lacking. To this end, we assessed scene construction performance in two cases, GC and DF, who presented with left- and right-lateralized presentations of semantic dementia, respectively...
February 28, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205493/rethinking-the-cognitive-mechanisms-underlying-pantomime-of-tool-use-evidence-from-alzheimer-s-disease-and-semantic-dementia
#14
Mathieu Lesourd, Josselin Baumard, Christophe Jarry, Frédérique Etcharry-Bouyx, Serge Belliard, Olivier Moreaud, Bernard Croisile, Valérie Chauviré, Marine Granjon, Didier Le Gall, François Osiurak
OBJECTIVES: Pantomiming the use of familiar tools is a central test in the assessment of apraxia. However, surprisingly, the nature of the underlying cognitive mechanisms remains an unresolved issue. The aim of this study is to shed a new light on this issue by exploring the role of functional, mechanical, and manipulation knowledge in patients with Alzheimer's disease and semantic dementia and apraxia of tool use. METHODS: We performed multiple regression analyses with the global performance and the nature of errors (i...
February 2017: Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society: JINS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100023/frontotemporal-lobar-degeneration-pathogenesis-pathology-and-pathways-to-phenotype
#15
REVIEW
David M A Mann, Julie S Snowden
Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration (FTLD) is a clinically, pathologically and genetically heterogeneous group of disorders that affect principally the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain. There are three major associated clinical syndromes, behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), semantic dementia (SD) and progressive non-fluent aphasia (PNFA); three principal histologies, involving tau, TDP-43 and FUS proteins; and mutations in three major genes, MAPT, GRN and C9orf72, along with several other less common gene mutations...
January 18, 2017: Brain Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093855/typical-and-atypical-appearance-of-early-onset-alzheimer-s-disease-a-clinical-neuroimaging-and-neuropathological-study
#16
Shinobu Kawakatsu, Ryota Kobayashi, Hiroshi Hayashi
The International Working Group (IWG) has classified Alzheimer's disease (AD) as two different types, the typical form and the atypical form, but clinicopathological studies of atypical AD are limited. Because atypical AD cases usually present with early-onset dementia, we investigated 12 patients with early-onset AD, including two patients with typical AD and 10 patients with atypical AD. Of these patients, six had the posterior variant, three had the frontal variant and one had the logopenic variant mixed with semantic dementia...
April 2017: Neuropathology: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059782/differential-hemispheric-predilection-of%C3%A2-microstructural-white-matter-and%C3%A2-functional-connectivity-abnormalities-between-respectively-semantic-and%C3%A2-behavioral-variant-frontotemporal-dementia
#17
Rozanna Meijboom, Rebecca M E Steketee, Leontine S Ham, Aad van der Lugt, John C van Swieten, Marion Smits
Semantic dementia (SD) and behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD), subtypes of frontotemporal dementia, are characterized by distinct clinical symptoms and neuroimaging features, with predominant left temporal grey matter (GM) atrophy in SD and bilateral or right frontal GM atrophy in bvFTD. Such differential hemispheric predilection may also be reflected by other neuroimaging features, such as brain connectivity. This study investigated white matter (WM) microstructure and functional connectivity differences between SD and bvFTD, focusing on the hemispheric predilection of these differences...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28019640/semantic-dementia-a-mini-review
#18
Blanka Klimova, Michal Novotny, Kamil Kuca
BACKGROUND: At present there are about 47.5 million people suffering from different types of dementia and by 2030 this number should reach 75.6 million. This obviously brings about serious social and economic burden for people suffering from any kind of dementia. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to explore only semantic dementia (SD) as one of the forms of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and provide the latest information on its diagnosis and treatment which play a significant role in the maintenance of quality of life of both patients and their caregivers...
December 23, 2016: Mini Reviews in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017247/clinical-characteristics-of-parkinsonism-in-frontotemporal-dementia-according-to-subtypes
#19
Hee Kyung Park, Kee Hyung Park, Bora Yoon, Jae-Hong Lee, Seong Hye Choi, Jee H Joung, Soo Jin Yoon, Byeong C Kim, Seung Hyun Kim, Eun-Joo Kim, Duk L Na, Kyung Won Park
BACKGROUND: We investigated the prevalence of parkinsonism in frontotemporal dementia (FTD) subtypes and the cognitive and behavioral differences between FTD with and without parkinsonism in a well-structured, prospective cohort. METHODS: One hundred and ninety-one FTD patients were enrolled and all patients underwent comprehensive neurological evaluations, neuropsychological tests, and the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale. RESULTS: The prevalence of parkinsonism was 38...
January 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27981671/distinct-white-matter-injury-associated-with-medial-temporal-lobe-atrophy-in-alzheimer-s-versus-semantic-dementia
#20
Alexandre Bejanin, Béatrice Desgranges, Renaud La Joie, Brigitte Landeau, Audrey Perrotin, Florence Mézenge, Serge Belliard, Vincent de La Sayette, Francis Eustache, Gaël Chételat
This study aims at further understanding the distinct vulnerability of brain networks in Alzheimer's disease (AD) versus semantic dementia (SD) investigating the white matter injury associated with medial temporal lobe (MTL) atrophy in both conditions. Twenty-six AD patients, twenty-one SD patients, and thirty-nine controls underwent a high-resolution T1-MRI scan allowing to obtain maps of grey matter volume and white matter density. A statistical conjunction approach was used to identify MTL regions showing grey matter atrophy in both patient groups...
December 16, 2016: Human Brain Mapping
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