Neuropsychological Test Measures in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia (bvFTD) and Healthy Subjects

Purpose

The purpose of this observational study is to identify measures of cognition that can predict progression of bvFTD over 12 months or less, estimate the size of this change, and estimate the relationship between changes in cognition and measures of behavior, function, quality of life, and caregiver burden. Identification of cognitive measures that mirror important changes associated with disease progression, that are brief, sensitive to change and predictive of bvFTD progression over a short time would greatly benefit the development of drugs to treat bvFTD. The study is approximately 1 year; 6 clinic visits in UCLA and 8 home visits (or other quiet and suitable setting). Eligible participants should be 18-80 years old, with probable bvFTD and must have a caregiver who participates for the duration of the study.

If interested, please call Diana Chavez at (310) 478-3711 Ext. 48176 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (PI: Mario Mendez, MD, Ph.D; Location: 300 Medical Plaza, B-Level Neurology Clinic) [flyer]

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