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Functionality and cognitive performance in frontotemporal dementia

Grant number: 11/04804-1
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2011
Effective date (End): January 31, 2013
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Psychology - Cognitive Psychology
Principal Investigator:Monica Sanches Yassuda
Grantee:Thaís Bento Lima da Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Medicina (FM). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

Functional status has been highlighted as a new health paradigm, associated with independent living and better health among elderly, particularly those with dementia. It is noteworthy that some dementia profiles have been gaining attention due to their epidemiological importance, as is the case of frontotemporal dementia. There are few studies on functional changes in frontotemporal dementia in the elderly population. There are also few studies on the relationship between cognitive and functional performance in this population. To evaluate the functional and cognitive performance (with emphasis on Executive Functions) of elderly patients with a diagnosis of FTD, outpatients of a Neurology service. 30 patients diagnosed with FTD will be invited to participate in the study, aged 60 and over, with at least two years of education, with caregiver or family member available to participate. 30 normal controls aged 60 and older will also be recruited, who do not meet the criteria for exclusion, and who have no cognitive complaints. The following instruments will be applied: sociodemographic questionnaire, Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) of 15 items (Almeida and Almeida, 1999), objective functional assessment battery - Direct Assessment of Functional Status (DAFS-BR) (Loewenstein et al ., 1989, Pereira et al., 2010), Pfeffer Activities Questionnaire-PFAQ (Pfeffer, 1982), the cognitive battery Consortium to Establish a Registry for Alzheimer's Disease (CERAD) (Morris et al., 1989, Bertolucci et al., 2001), the Executive Interview Executive Interview (EXIT-25) (Royall et al. 1992; Matioli and Caramelli, 2010), and the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI) (Cummings et al., 1994, Camozzato et al ., 2008). We expect to find a modest association between objective and subjective measures of functionality, and a strong association between functional measures and measures of executive functions. We also expect to find that the objective measure of functionality (DAFS-BR) will provide high accuracy for the identification of FTD. (AU)

Scientific publications (4)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
LIMA-SILVA, THAIS BENTO; MIOSHI, ENEIDA; BAHIA, VALERIA SANTORO; CECCHINI, MARIO AMORE; CASSIMIRO, LUCIANA; GUIMARAES, HENRIQUE CERQUEIRA; GAMBOGI, LEANDRO BOSON; CARAMELLI, PAULO; BALTHAZAR, MARCIO; DAMASCENO, BENITO; BRUCKI, SONIA M. D.; DE SOUZA, LEONARDO CRUZ; NITRINI, RICARDO; YASSUDA, MONICA SANCHES. Disease Progression in Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer Disease: The Contribution of Staging Scales. JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY, AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LIMA-SILVA, THAIS BENTO; BAHIA, VALERIA SANTORO; CARVALHO, VIVIANE AMARAL; GUIMARAES, HENRIQUE CERQUEIRA; CARAMELLI, PAULO; FIGUEREDO BALTHAZAR, MARCIO LUIZ; DAMASCENO, BENITO; DE CAMPOS BOTTINO, CASSIO MACHADO; DOZZI BRUCKI, SONIA MARIA; NITRINI, RICARDO; YASSUDA, MONICA SANCHES. Direct and Indirect Assessments of Activities of Daily Living in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer Disease. JOURNAL OF GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY AND NEUROLOGY, v. 28, n. 1, p. 19-26, MAR 2015. Web of Science Citations: 7.
LIMA-SILVA, THAIS BENTO; BAHIA, VALERIA SANTORO; CARVALHO, VIVIANE AMARAL; GUIMARAES, HENRIQUE CERQUEIRA; CARAMELLI, PAULO; BALTHAZAR, MARCIO LUIZ; DAMASCENO, BENITO; BOTTINO, CASSIO MACHADO; BRUCKI, SONIA MARIA; NITRINI, RICARDO; YASSUDA, MONICA SANCHES. Neuropsychiatric Symptoms, Caregiver Burden and Distress in Behavioral-Variant Frontotemporal Dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. DEMENTIA AND GERIATRIC COGNITIVE DISORDERS, v. 40, n. 5-6, p. 268-275, 2015. Web of Science Citations: 20.
LIMA-SILVA, THAIS BENTO; BAHIA, VALERIA SANTORO; NITRINI, RICARDO; YASSUDA, MONICA SANCHES. Functional Status in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia: A Systematic Review. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 2013. Web of Science Citations: 9.

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