Non-Alzheimer’s Disease Dementia – A YouTube Video from the Cleveland Clinic

I found the Frontotemporal Dementia discussion by Dr. Leger very helpful [See Additional Resources below for Dr. Leger’s recommendatios].

Dr. Cummings’ lecture on Lewy Body Dementia was also very helpful to me.

I found Dr. Schelten’s segment much less helpful and will be looking for another lecture on vascular dementia.

However, Dr. Schelten’s YouTube lecture, Advances in Alzheimer’s Disease: Imaging and Biomarker Research [Alternate Title – Diagnosing Alzheimer’s Disease Before Dementia: Role of Biomarkers], is very understandable and useful.

Frontotemporal Dementia is discussed from the start to 33:00 by Dr. Gabriel C. Leger.

Lewy Body Dementia is reviewed from 33:00 to 103:00 and the speaker is Dr. Jeffrey Cummings.

Vascular Cognitive Dementia: Small Vessel Disease and It’s Contribution to Cognitive Decline is presented by Dr. Philllip Scheltens from 1:03 to the end at 1:25:06.

Non-Alzheimer’s Disease Dementias:

Published on Dec 3, 2013
The Dementia Webcast Series assists health care providers who treat patients with dementia to stay abreast of current research on the latest advances in diagnosis and treatment presented at the Dementia 2012 conference. In this webcast, Dr. Jeffrey Cummings, Dr. Gabriel Léger, and Dr. Philip Scheltens review non-Alzheimer’s disease dementias, including Lewy Body dementia, frontotemporal dementia, and vascular cognitive impairment.

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The video was produced by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Center for Continuing Education and the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health.


Additional Resources:

Dr. Leger  strongly recommends the article, When Character Crumbles [article must be purchased], from Scientific American Mind, November/December 2010 for a description of the disease.

And Dr. Leger strongly recommends the use of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment for the detection of Mild Cognitive Impairment. It is freely available on the web at

Criteria for Behavioral Variant FTD [PDF] in Sensitivity of revised diagnostic criteria for the behavioural variant of frontotemporal dementia. [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF] Brain. 2011 Sep, 134(pt9): 2456-77. Epub 2011 Aug 2.


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