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What is Frontotemporal dementia?

What is Frontotemporal dementia?

Frontotemporal dementia includes a variety of types of dementia, seriously disabling neurodegenerative diseases of the ...more »

  • Frontotemporal dementia: A degenerative brain disease involving frontal and temporal brain lobes resulting in dementia. Degeneration of the frontal lobe causes behavioral and personality changes degeneration of the temporal lobe causes semantic dementia.

Frontotemporal dementia is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Frontotemporal dementia, or a subtype of Frontotemporal dementia, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Frontotemporal dementia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Frontotemporal dementia: Introduction

Types of Frontotemporal dementia:

Broader types of Frontotemporal dementia:

What causes Frontotemporal dementia?

Causes of Frontotemporal dementia: see causes of Frontotemporal dementia

What are the symptoms of Frontotemporal dementia?

Symptoms of Frontotemporal dementia: see symptoms of Frontotemporal dementia

Frontotemporal dementia: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Frontotemporal dementia.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Frontotemporal dementia.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Frontotemporal dementia: Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Frontotemporal dementia.
Treatments for Frontotemporal dementia: see treatments for Frontotemporal dementia
Research for Frontotemporal dementia: see research for Frontotemporal dementia

Name and Aliases of Frontotemporal dementia

Main name of condition: Frontotemporal dementia

Other names or spellings for Frontotemporal dementia:

Dementia, frontotemporal, with parkinsonism, Frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism, Frontotemporal lobe dementia (FLDEM), MSTD, Multiple system tauopathy with presenile dementia

Dementia, frontotemporal, with parkinsonism, Frontotemporal dementia with parkinsonism, Frontotemporal lobe dementia (FLDEM), MSTD, Multiple system tauopathy with presenile dementia
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Frontotemporal dementia: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Frontotemporal dementia:

 

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