“It’s very disturbing for family members, but neurologists haven’t had good tools for measuring it”
“A lot of the social cognition we take for granted and learn through childhood, the ability to appreciate that someone else is being ironic or sarcastic or angry — the so-called theory of mind that allows us to get inside someone else’s head — is characteristically lost very early in the course of frontotemporal dementia,” said Dr. Bradley F. Boeve, a behavioral neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
“That’s why I found this study by Kate Rankin and her group so fascinating.”
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Posted by Marguerita Bornstein at 6/03/2008 02:27:00 PM