Has anyone ever heard of frontal temporal dementia? What are the stages? How do you control the aggressive behaviors?When do we call hopice?

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Thank you for this article. I think this diagnosis fits my loved one more than the one they "suspect." Since I know him better than they, you'd think they would value family input. However, some Physicians are arrogantly stubborn, and not as helpful as others. Ugh!
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Frontal temporal dementia, or FTD, is a form of Dementia unlike the common forms of dementia or alzheimers. FTD is a personality disorder, that dramatically changes a person's personality and their social conduct. Unlike Alzheimer's Disease, FTD does not affect the memory, but rather the frontal lobe functions, such as motorability and comprehension of everyday occurances.
Life expectancy is slightly longer for those with FTD, ranging from 3-17 years after being diagnosed. The late stages of FTD include symptoms such as, a reduction in speech, loss of muscle movement, and inability to make motor responses to verbal commands.

Hospice care is end-of-life care, this would be an option if your loved one is in the final stages of FTD; however, consulting with a Geriatric Care Manager may be of an interest to you. They can better assist in what care is needed. They may suggest a care facility that offers Dementia care services in your area.
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