Young Perspectives for Old Diseases

Lewy Body Dementia and Frontotemporal Dementia

Author(s): Renan Pedra Souza and Bruno Rezende Souza

Pp: 251-267 (17)

Doi: 10.2174/9781608059928115010015


Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD) are clinically characterized mainly by gradual progressive impairment of behavior and cognitive functions. The accurate diagnosis of both disorders are very difficult due to significant overlap with other neurodegenerative symptoms. Here, in the chapter, we discuss the last.

Keywords: Dementia with Lewy Bodies, α-synuclein, treatment, biomarkers, genetic association, functional imaging, frontotemporal dementia, FTLD-tau, tau protein, FTLD-TDP, TAR DNA-binding protein 43, FTLD-FUS, fused in sarcoma.

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