"Denkfaulheit" in frontotemporal dementia: A preliminary analysis
ABSTRACT The initial recognition of frontotemporal dementia is often difficult. Frontotemporal dementia presents with subtle personality changes in the absence of a definitive biomarker. The authors report an analysis of cognitive shallowness, or "Denkfaulheit," in patients with frontotemporal dementia early in its course.
SourceAvailable from: Simon M LawsFortschritte der Neurologie · Psychiatrie 04/2009; 77(3):169-76; quiz 177-9. DOI:10.1055/s-0028-1109070 · 0.85 Impact Factor
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