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Frontotemporal dementia: Quiz


Question 1: Evidence suggests that FTD selectively impairs ________,[5] a type of neuron which has only been found in the brains of humans, great apes, and whales.
Alzheimer's diseaseInsular cortexSpindle neuronAnterior cingulate cortex

Question 2: FTD can occur in patients with motor neurone disease (also known as ________) in a small number of cases.
Alzheimer's diseaseHuntington's diseaseAmyotrophic lateral sclerosisPoliomyelitis

Question 3: Behavioural symptoms include lethargy and aspontaneity or oppositely ________.

Question 4: In rare cases, patients with clinical FTD were found to have changes consistent with Alzheimer's disease on ________[4]
AutopsyPathologyForensic pathologyDeath

Question 5: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a clinical syndrome caused by degeneration of the frontal lobe of the ________ and may extend back to the temporal lobe.
Nervous systemDigestionSensory systemBrain

Question 6: Symptoms can be classified (roughly) into two groups which underlie the functions of the frontal lobe: behavioural symptoms (and/or personality change) and symptoms related to problems with ________.
NeuropsychologyCognitive neuropsychologyExecutive functionsCognitive psychology

Question 7: Patients with FTD can sometimes get into trouble with the ________ because of inappropriate behaviour such as stealing.
LawShariaPoliceCommon law

Question 8: In addition to the characteristic cognitive dysfunction, a number of ________ known as frontal release signs are often able to be elicited.
Primitive reflexesJaw jerk reflexPupillary light reflexPlantar reflex

Question 9: ________ for depression; atypical neuroleptics etc.).
Tricyclic antidepressantSelective serotonin reuptake inhibitorSerotonin reuptake inhibitorMirtazapine

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