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Rarer causes of dementia 

Rarer causes of dementia
Chapter:
Rarer causes of dementia
Source:
Dementia Care: A Practical Manual
Author(s):

Jonathan Waite

, Rowan H. Harwood

, Ian R. Morton

, and David J. Connelly

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199228829.003.0015

Fronto-temporal dementia 352

Demyelinating disorders (MS and related conditions) 355

Huntington's disease 356

Progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP) 357

Prion disorders 358

HIV-associated dementia 360

Cortico-basal degeneration 362

Neurosyphilis 362

Summary 363

Fronto-temporal dementia (FTD) is not common, particularly amongst older people. The term Pick's disease was formerly used for this condition. Although convenient—families find the term fronto-temporal dementia clumsy and difficult—the pathology described by Pick (...

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