Pop Music and Frontotemporal Dementia
Dementia is generally regarded as a condition marked by losses: loss of memory, reasoning abilities, and language, for example. However, this is not always the case. In frontotemporal dementia (FTD), behaviors deviating from the patient’s prior set of norms and standards frequently occur. We report two individuals with FTD who experienced a change in musical taste that might represent a singular gain.
Music and Health Institute Terms
Alzheimer's and Related Dementias; Cognitive Abilities; Elderly; Memory; Mental Health; Music Listening; Neurodegenerative Disorders
Elderly; Dementia; Frontal Lobe; Temporal Lobe
Case Study; Qualitative Methods
Geroldi, C.; Metitieri, T.; Binetti, G.; Zanetti, O.; Trabucchi, M.; and Frisoni, G. B., "Pop Music and Frontotemporal Dementia" (2000). Research on Music and Dementia. 319.