Table 1

Consensus Diagnostic Criteria for Frontotemporal Dementia (Ref. 8, p 1548)

Main diagnostic criteria
    Insidious onset and gradual progression
    Early decline in social interpersonal conduct
    Early impairment in regulation of personal conduct
    Early emotional blunting
    Early loss of insight
Other criteria supporting diagnosis
    Behavioral changes (such as mental rigidity, distractibility, stereotypy)
    Speech and language changes (such as mutism or pressure, echolalia, perseveration)
    Physical signs (such as primitive reflexes, muscle rigidity and tremor, low blood pressure)