Part 3: Neuropsychological Evaluation in Clinical Practice: Overview and Approach
Lynn W. Shaughnessy, MA, Maureen K. OConnor, PsyD, ABCN, and Janet C. Sherman, PhD
Ms. Shaughnessy is a student, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology,
A 65-year-old man presents with short-term memory loss and a change in personality reported by his wife. Specifically, his wife reports that he had a temper in the past, but within the past 2 years he has become more irritable and tends to blurt things out without regard for others feelings. She also reports that he has diminished interest in people and activities that he previously found enjoyable. Neuropsychological testing in conjunction with neurologic evaluation and neuroimaging indicate a behavioral variant of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) as the most likely etiology. Which of the following patterns of neuropsychological evaluation findings is consistent with this etiology?