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5 things you need to know about Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

FTD is the most common form of dementia for people under age 60. It represents a group of brain disorders caused by degeneration of the frontal and/or temporal lobes of the brain.

5 things you need to know about Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD)

1. This type of Demetria primarily affects the frontal and Temporal lobes of the brain, behind the forehead.

2. This area controls judgment, language and social behaviors.

3. Affects people between the ages of 45-60 years of age. In some cases, as young as 20 years old.

4. The most common symptom is behavioral changes; repetitive compulsive behavior, apathy (lack of interest or concern) and agitation that may lead to aggressive outbursts.

5. It does not affect memory until the later stages.

Just like any other type of Dementia; you meet one person with FTD and you have only met one person with FTD. Symptoms will be present differently from one individual to the next.

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