Behavioural and neuropsychiatric disturbance in three clinical subtypes of frontotemporal dementia: A Clinical Research Center for Dementia of South Korea-FTD Study

Moon Ho Park, Eun Joo Kim, Kyung Won Park, Jae Cheol Kwon, Bon D. Ku, Seol Heui Han, Sang Yun Kim, Dong Won Yang, Duk L. Na, Seong Hye Choi

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Objectives: To characterise the behavioural and neuropsychiatric disturbances of patients with three clinical subtypes of frontotemporal dementia (FTD): behavioural variant FTD (bvFTD), semantic dementia (SD) and progressive non-fluent aphasia (PNFA). Methods: Consecutive series of 66 patients with bvFTD, 58 patients with SD and 21 patients with PNFA were compared using the Frontal Behavioural Inventory (FBI) and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI). Results: Patients with bvFTD had more behavioural and neuropsychiatric disturbances than patients with PNFA based on the total scores of FBI and NPI. When comparing subtotal and item scores of FBI and NPI, there were some significant differences among three clinical subtypes of FTD. Conclusion: There are some distinct patterns of behavioural and neuropsychiatric disturbance among three clinical subtypes of FTD.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-51
Number of pages6
JournalAustralasian Journal on Ageing
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Mar 1



  • behavioural symptoms
  • brief psychiatric rating scale
  • frontotemporal dementia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Community and Home Care
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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