What is Frontotemporal Dementia?

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), sometimes called frontotemporal disorders, is a rare form of dementia that tends to occur at a younger age than other dementias. About 60% of people with FTD are 45 to 64 years old.

It is caused by a group of disorders that gradually damage the brain’s frontal and temporal lobes. This damage causes changes in thinking and behaviors. Symptoms can include unusual behaviors, emotional problems, trouble communicating, challenges with work, and difficulty with walking.

There is no way to slow down or prevent FTD, but there are ways to help manage the symptoms, like maintaining a schedule, decreasing distractions, and changing the environment to help with behavioral issues.

Learn more about how to help manage FTD symptoms.
World FTD Awareness Week
September 25 – October 2

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