[Dementia in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis]

Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Oct 13;170(42):3324-7.
[Article in Danish]

Abstract

New clinical findings suggest a connection between Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD). The two diseases are often seen simultaneously, which complicates the course of the disease for the ALS-patient and the relatives. This paper illustrates this problem and describes a way to monitor the ALS-patient's cognitive and personal changes in an effort to improve his or her rehabilitation and palliation.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / complications*
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / psychology
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / rehabilitation
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis / therapy
  • Cognition Disorders / complications
  • Cognition Disorders / diagnosis
  • Dementia / complications*
  • Dementia / diagnosis
  • Humans
  • Palliative Care
  • Survival Rate