Frontotemporal Dementia

When It's Not Alzheimer's: The Differential Diagnosis of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

When It's Not Alzheimer's: The Differential Diagnosis of Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration

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Neuroimaging and if necessary, genetic testing, can help to confirm an FTD diagnosis.

Neural Networks Involved in Abnormal Eating in Dementia

Neural Networks Involved in Abnormal Eating in Dementia

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Eating abnormalities in frontotemporal dementia result from a network of brain regions, rather than 1or 2 specific structures.

Boosting Proteasome Function May Prevent Spread of Tau Protein

Boosting Proteasome Function May Prevent Spread of Tau Protein

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Addressing proteasome dysfunction may help prevent accumulation of the toxic protein.

Nuclear Transport Disruption Linked to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

Nuclear Transport Disruption Linked to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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A gene mutation behind a large amount of ALS and FTD cases may disrupt nuclear transport, destroying neurons.

Mouse Model Developed for Common Form of ALS, Frontotemporal Dementia

Mouse Model Developed for Common Form of ALS, Frontotemporal Dementia

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The mouse model will allow researchers to effectively test therapeutic compounds.

Challenging Jobs May Help Protect Brain in Frontotemporal Dementia

Challenging Jobs May Help Protect Brain in Frontotemporal Dementia

The results support the "cognitive reserve" theory that greater mental activity promotes brain connectivity.

Hypermethylation of C9orf72 Gene May Be Neuroprotective

Hypermethylation of C9orf72 Gene May Be Neuroprotective

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C9orf72 hypermethylation helps protect the brain against damage in ALS and frontotemporal degeneration.

Amyloid Formation May Link Alzheimer's and Type 2 Diabetes

Amyloid Formation May Link Alzheimer's and Type 2 Diabetes

Alzheimer's patients had 1.4 times higher concentrations of IAPP than non-Alzheimer's patients in temporal cortex.

Oxytocin Improves Empathy in Frontotemporal Dementia

Oxytocin Improves Empathy in Frontotemporal Dementia

The highest dose of intranasal oxytocin seemed to produce the best response.

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