Attention Disorders in Neurodegenerative Conditions

  • Paolo Bartolomeo


Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease and related conditions, currently represent a major public healthcare problem. Attention disorders are often present and disabling in these patients, but frequently remain undiagnosed. The present chapter focuses in particular on visual neglect and monitoring deficits.


Alzheimer’s disease Corticobasal syndrome Posterior cortical atrophy Parkinsonian syndromes Frontotemporal dementia 


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Further Reading

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paolo Bartolomeo
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Brain and Spine Institute Hôpital de la SalpêtrièreInstitut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale (INSERM)ParisFrance
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyCatholic UniversityMilanItaly

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