Criminal behaviour in dementia linked with non-tau pathology

Post-mortem study finds frontotemporal dementia associated with more antisocial behaviour than Alzheimer's disease

Patients with frontotemporal dementia are more likely to manifest criminal or socially inappropriate behaviour than those with Alzheimer’s disease, Swedish researchers report.

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And those with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) who behave in criminal ways are nine times less likely to have tau protein pathology than those with the dementia who are law-abiding, the research shows.

In a review of medical records of 220 deceased patients, 119 with a post-mortem diagnosis of FTD and 101 with post-mortem confirmed Alzheimer’s disease were compared for reports