Frontotemporal Dementia

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a disease that results in progressive damage to the temporal and/or frontal lobes of the brain. Caring for a loved one with FTD can be especially challenging.

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.

Browse AgingCare's resources for expert information, tips and advice for coping with the physical and emotional challenges of caring for someone with frontotemporal dementia.

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  • An Overview of the Types of Dementia

    Dementia is a goup of disorders classified in many different ways depending on the progression and which parts of the brain are affected. Learn the differences between: Alzheimer's, Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia.

  • Behavior Change as a Sign of Frontotemporal Dementia

    When you think about the telltale signs of dementia, memory loss is often top of mind. But marked behavior change in a senior may be a dangerous sign of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) that has nothing to do with memory.

  • Living with Frontotemporal Dementia; Life with Two Different Husbands

    I have been a caregiver for my husband with Alzheimer’s and Frontotemporal Dementia for six years. I feel as if I am living with two men.

  • Different Forms of Dementia Commonly Have Different Signs

    There's a common misconception that the primary indicator of dementia is memory loss. The reality is that different forms of dementia have different signs. Learn which signs commonly correspond with each type of dementia.

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