Criminal behaviour in dementia linked with non-tau pathology

Post-mortem study finds frontotemporal dementia associated with more antisocial behaviour than Alzheimer's disease
Reuters Health
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Patients with frontotemporal dementia are more likely to manifest criminal or socially inappropriate behaviour than those with Alzheimer’s disease, Swedish researchers report.

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.