Polimorfismo neuropsicologico nelle demenze degenerative

Translated title of the contribution: Neuropsychological polymorphism in degenerative dementia

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Alzheimer's disease is the cause of over 50% of all forms of senile and presenile dementias. In the last years, however, increasing interest has been devoted to other forms of degenerative dementias (e.g., Fronto-Temporal Dementia, Cortico-Basal Degeneration, subcortical dementias, etc.). In the lack of histopathological confirmation and of reliable biological markers, diagnosis of different forms of degenerative dementia is based on the peculiarity of clinical picture. This paper reviews scientific literature which has been concerned with the existence of neuropsychological subgroups of Alzheimer's dementia and with the description of differential neuropsychological profiles in patients affected by distinct forms of cortical and subcortical dementias. Theoretical significance and practical utility of these studies are critically discussed.

Translated title of the contributionNeuropsychological polymorphism in degenerative dementia
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)157-166
Number of pages10
JournalNuova Rivista di Neurologia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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