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Volume 8, issue 4

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Dementia of the frontal-temporal type and Alzheimer's disease – two forms of primary degenerative dementia

SŁAWOMIRA KOTAPKA-MINC1
1. I Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1999, 8, 395-402
Keywords: Alzheimer's disease, frontal-temporal dementia, differential diagnosis
Abstract

The paper presents the clinical patterncharacteristics of early stages of dementia ofthe frontal-temporal type and Alzheimer's disease.Characteristics differentiating the two types ofprimarydegenerative dementia are analyzed on thegrounds of neuroimaging examination results, epidemiologicalfactors, clinical picture, and a specificpattern of cognitive impairments.

Address for correspondence:
Mgr Sławomira Kotapka-Minc, II Klinika Psychiatryczna IPiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9, 02-957 Warszawa