Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders - Abstract: Volume 21(4) October/December 2007 p S64-S69 A Model for Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration.
A Model for Management of Behavioral Symptoms in Frontotemporal Lobar Degeneration.
Alzheimer Disease & Associated Disorders. 21(4):S64-S69, October/December 2007.
Merrilees, Jennifer RN, MS
Frontotemporal lobar degeneration is a neurologic condition that manifests profound behavioral, personality, and language symptoms. These changes, often unique to each person, may include social misconduct, eating disturbances, apathy, emotional blunting, childlike behavior, habits and rituals, executive dysfunction, and marked difficulty with speech and language. These symptoms occur as the result of cell loss in discrete areas of the brain, the frontal and/or anterior temporal lobes. Little is known about effective management of the behavioral symptoms that result from this disease.