Monday, 18 August 2003: 09:00-10:30
Huron Room (Sheraton Hotel and Towers)

S002 Towards Fronto-Temporal Dementia Early Diagnosis: A New Challenge

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is the second most common primary degenerative dementia with early onset and constitutes about 9% of dementia cases examined postmortem. Three major clinical syndromes can be identified: 1) behavioral variant; 2) semantic dementia 3) progressive nonfluent aphasia. The clinical picture of the behavioral variant includes personality changes and emotional alterations. Social behavior deteriorates and a psychiatric diagnosis is often a matter of discussion. In the early diagnosis must used the clinical, neuroradiologic, cognitive and neuropsychiatric aspects. A new concept appeared the mild behavioral impairment and a new field has emerged to investigate, the cognitive neuroscience with the different approaches to human social behavior. There are new links between emotion and reason, between action and perception, and between representations of other peoples or ourselves. FTD is a new challenge in early pre-dementia diagnosis
Chair:Ricardo F. Allegri
 S002-001 Towards Fronto-Temporal Dementia Early Diagnosis
Raul L Arizaga
 S002-002 Mild Behavioral Impairment: The Early Diagnosis
Fernando E Taragano, Ricardo F. Allegri
 S002-003 The Human Social Cognition: A Cognitive Approach to Fronto-Temporal Dementia
Ricardo F. Allegri
 S002-004 The Fronto-Temporal Dementia Puzzle: A Diagnostic and Therapeutic Challenge
Janus Kremer

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