Ján Grossmann1, Jozef Michalík1, Štefan Sivák1, Gabriela Hollá2, Vladimír Nosáľ1, Egon Kurča1
Semantic dementia is a neurodegenerative disease of the CNS. Over the course it leads to atrophy of anterior temporal lobe uni- or bilaterally. The disease belongs to the group of dementias called focal dementias so called frontotemporal lobar degeneration. Main feature of this dementia is impaired semantic memory. 52-year-old patient suffering from this condition is presented in this case report. From the perspective the case report concerns with the use of diagnostic tools such as Mini Mental State Examination (MMSE), Addenbrook cognitive examination - revised (ACE-R) and neuropsychological examination. It is argued for the use of a more appropriate screening methodology (ACE-R vs. MMSE) and subsequent neuropsychological examination.