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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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Abstract

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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