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It is helpful when a comment includes the words behind the initials. I am unfamiliar with FTD. Not just for memory loss, but all afflictions of health when older. Will someone please fill me in? Thank you so much.

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I don't know how to contact the site, but I do think that it would be a good idea to include a glossary of acronyms (initials) on the site somewhere.
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MJInslee May 2019
Right! I tried to find a glossary, but non-existent, as you know. Thanks for thinking of writing it here...maybe someone in charge will see it.
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CBS barely scratched the surface of FTD. In my opinion showing the people they did show would have been a good into to the disease.
My Luz was diagnosed less than three years ago. She passed from complication in March.
That disease progresses at a rate that can be unbelievable. Luz had been diagnosed less that three years when she passed away from complication from it.
She went from putting her bra on after she had put on her blouse to not wearing more than a tee shirt in just a few weeks. I had to select her clothes and dress he to go out in public.
So many things were not mentioned. CBS, in my opinion, only showed the very beginnings of the disease. No matter how long ago the subject was diagnosed.
I could tell you a lot of changes that took place at a rapid pace with Luz.
The neurologist was amazed at how much her frontal lobe had shrunk.
A full hour on the subject would have been much better.
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CBS featured a story on this last week on 60 Minutes I believe. I was SHOCKED. I learned things about FTD that I had not realized in my previous reading. It's really a very destructive illness that often strikes younger people. The rate of progression can also be alarming. One of the patients that they actually featured has FTD and is aware of it. She's fighting and trying to bring awareness. Check it out if you can catch it online or On demand.
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MJInslee May 2019
I wish I had seen that. No doubt, there are many diagnosis out there I'm oblivious to. Once you are caring for any one of them, everything becomes a blur, and eventually, the name of what you're dealing with doesn't matter any more. Hugs and best wishes to all.
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I think that one means Frontal Temporalobe Disorder?
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MJInslee May 2019
Yes, faeriefiles, it does. Thank you for your answer!
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Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a disease that results in progressive damage to the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain. FTD causes a group of brain disorders that share clinical features and cause marked personality and behavior changes. Symptoms associated with atrophy of the frontal lobe are often misdiagnosed as mental illness.

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MJInslee May 2019
Thank you, Sendhelp, for your answer. O, goodness, what a sorrowful disease. I appreciate the references for other links.
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MJInslee May 2019
Perfect! Thank you! I'm going there immediately. Thank you, for taking the time to inform me.
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MJInslee May 2019
Thank you, BarbBrooklyn, for the explanation. I can only send hope you are not dealing with it.
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