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Behavioral symptom profile of Parkinson disease dementia with difference with behavioral variant of FTD- A primer study

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Author Details : Dinesh Saini*, Anurag Satpati, Anand Chaudhary, Atanu Biswas, Gautam Ganguli

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 189-194

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Patients of behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (bvFTD) exhibit prominent behavior
abnormalities along with executive dysfunction. Whereas executive dysfunction is also common in
subcortical dementias because of disturbance in fronto-subcortical connections but behavior symptoms
are less frequent. Objectives: To determine the frequencies of behavior symptomatology of patients with
subcortical Parkinson’s disease dementia (PDD) and frontal cortical dementia (bvFTD) and to find out the
discriminating value of behavioral characteristics. Methods: A total 20 bvFTD and 20 Parkinson’s disease
dementia (PDD) were recruited. Behavior symptoms were noted as questionnaire prepared by Bathgate
et al. (2000) Results: Whereas eating and vegetative behaviors were more frequent in bvFTD (85%
vs 45%, p=0.018), the neuropsychiatric behavior were more common in PDD group 80.0% vs 50.0%,
p=0.095). Although didn’t achieve statistical significance, other symptoms found to be discriminating
in two condition are (i) sensory behavior (p=0.056), (ii) cognitive mediated behavior (p=0.794), (iii)
affect-social behavior (p=0.162), and (iv) compulsion-ritual behavior (p=0.33). The behavior related to
environmental dependency were not found prominent in either groups (p =0.155). Conclusions: Behavioral
abnormalities are more common in bvFTD group with prominent abnormality in eating & vegetative,
sensory, cognitive mediated, affect-social conduct, compulsion-ritual behaviors. The PDD group showed
marked neuropsychiatry behavioral abnormalities

Keywords: FTD PDD

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijn.2019.030

How to cite : Saini D , Satpati A , Chaudhary A , Biswas A , Ganguli G , Behavioral symptom profile of Parkinson disease dementia with difference with behavioral variant of FTD- A primer study. IP Indian J Neurosci 2019;5(4):189-194

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