Patients with different types of dementia may exhibit pathological eating habits, including food fads, hyperphagia, or even ingestion of inanimate objects. Several findings reveal that such eating alterations are more common in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) than other types of dementia. Moreover, eating alterations may differ between the two variants of the disease, namely the behavioral variant and semantic dementia (SD). In this review, we summarized evidences regarding four areas: eating and body weight alterations in FTD, the most common assessment methods, anatomical correlates of eating disorders, and finally, proposed underlying mechanisms. An increasing understanding of the factors that contribute to eating abnormalities may allow first, a better comprehension of the clinical features of the disease and second, shed light on the mechanism underlying eating behaviors in the normal population. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.

You stole my food! Eating alterations in frontotemporal dementia / Aiello, Marilena; Silani, V.; Rumiati, Raffaella. - In: NEUROCASE. - ISSN 1355-4794. - 22:4(2016), pp. 400-409. [10.1080/13554794.2016.1197952]

You stole my food! Eating alterations in frontotemporal dementia

Aiello, Marilena;Rumiati, Raffaella
2016-01-01

Abstract

Patients with different types of dementia may exhibit pathological eating habits, including food fads, hyperphagia, or even ingestion of inanimate objects. Several findings reveal that such eating alterations are more common in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD) than other types of dementia. Moreover, eating alterations may differ between the two variants of the disease, namely the behavioral variant and semantic dementia (SD). In this review, we summarized evidences regarding four areas: eating and body weight alterations in FTD, the most common assessment methods, anatomical correlates of eating disorders, and finally, proposed underlying mechanisms. An increasing understanding of the factors that contribute to eating abnormalities may allow first, a better comprehension of the clinical features of the disease and second, shed light on the mechanism underlying eating behaviors in the normal population. © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group.
2016
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https://doi.org/10.1080/13554794.2016.1197952
Aiello, Marilena; Silani, V.; Rumiati, Raffaella
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