ALSBIAdaptive Least Squares Bilinear Interpolation
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The two most significant areas of concern for the person with FTD and their caregiver are problems with cognition (otherwise known as ALSci) and behavior (otherwise known as ALSbi or bvFTD), as noted in Table 2.
Cognitive Impairment and Behavioral Variant in FTD Cognitive Impairment (CI or ALSci) May have difficulty with: Understanding complex ideas (abstract thinking) Reasoning and making decisions Organizing thoughts, activities Lack of insight Inability to interpret facial expressions accurately Staying focused Lack of empathy/understanding someone else's point of view Behavioral Variant (bvFTD or ALSbi) May have difficulty with: Interactions with people 1.
Approximately 11.2% of participants scored within the range of mild behavioral impairment (ALSbi) at follow-up, comparable to 14.1% who were mildly impaired at baseline.