» What is Frontal Temporal Dementia? (FTD)

FTD refers to a group of rare neurological disorders mostly affecting the frontal and anterior temporal lobes of the brain. These areas control “executive functions” such as reasoning, personality, social behavior, movement, speech, language, and certain aspects of memory. FTD usually develops between the ages of 35 and 75 affecting men and women about equally. FTD is believed to make-up only 3% of all dementia cases. Some of the diseases classified as FTD include: Pick’s Disease, FEDP-17, Supranuclear Palsy, Primary Progressive Aphasia and Corticobasal Degeneration.

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